Sun, 11/08/2020 - 5:03pm
William Hampton was born in 1948 in Tyler, Texas, and his grandmother was the midwife. He remembers attending church revival picnics, the Texas Rose Festival, and the Juneteenth parade in his hometown. While attending college in Arlington, Texas, he was active in the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He went on to launch a Section 8 subsidized housing program in Arlington and in Ann Arbor, where he worked in the community development office. Mr. Hampton has been president of the Ann Arbor chapter of the NAACP since 2005.
Shirley McIntyre, Rance Thomas and David A. Blake Jr., Youth Council Officers at Willow Run, April 1949
Ann Arbor News, April 4, 1949
YOUTH COUNCIL OFFICERS NAMED: Miss Shirley McIntyre (center) has been chosen president of the new Youth Council of the Willow Village chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Other officers include Rance Thomas (left), first vice-president. One of the group's advisers is Rev. David A. Blake, jr., (right).
Ann Arbor News, September 10, 1989
A gospel singing event called Gospel Songquake III was held Friday night at Ann Arbor's New Hope Church in connection with the NAACP convention. Above, participants hold hands as they sing. At left, Renee Brown raises her hand as the music moves her.