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Legacies Project Oral History: William Hampton

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:25am

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.

William Hampton was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2015-16 as part of the Legacies Project.

Christine Smith, Michigan Lions' White Cane Queen, With Michigan Eye Bank Director, Patricia J. Krause, April 1977 Photographer: Cecil Lockard

Christine Smith, Michigan Lions' White Cane Queen, With Michigan Eye Bank Director, Patricia J. Krause, April 1977 image
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Ann Arbor News, April 19, 1977
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Christine Smith, Michigan Lions' White Cane queen for 1977 and a University freshman, pledges her corneas for transplants during a visit to the Michigan Eye Bank offices at the U-M's Parkview Medical Center. Christine, blind since the age of 6, is assisted by Eye Bank director Patricia J. Krause. Although she is blind, Christine's corneas are healthy. Her blindness was caused by an optic nerve tumor. She will reign over White Cane Week in which local Lions Clubs will participate. A bucket drive will be conducted April 29 - May 1.