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Legacies Project Oral History: Louise Adams

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:09am

Louise Adams was born in 1928 and grew up in Ecorse, Michigan. She was the first Black student to graduate second highest in her class at Ecorse High School in 1946. She studied art education at Wayne State University and taught in public schools from 1951 until her retirement in 1983. She married Chuck Adams in 1951 and they had two children, Marcus Adams and Sylvia Adams Burns. They lived in Detroit and then Inskter, where the family built their own home. Louise Adams passed away on June 12, 2014.

Louise Adams was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2010 as part of the Legacies Project.

High School Cheerleaders assemble at Hill Auditorium for the third annual cheerleaders clinic, November 1952

High School Cheerleaders assemble at Hill Auditorium for the third annual cheerleaders clinic, November 1952 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 8, 1952
Caption
Learning To Lead Cheers: The University this morning held its third annual cheerleaders clinic. Some 2,916 students and faculty representatives from 283 Michigan schools attended, according to University estimates. Shown here entering Hill Auditorium, the scene of the clinic in guiding organized shouting, are groups from three Michigan high schools. In the foreground, backs to camera, are girls from Union City High School. Approaching the building are four cheerleaders from Ecorse High School and behind them are five from Belding High School.

High School Playoffs Take Over Crisler Arena, March 1978

High School Playoffs Take Over Crisler Arena, March 1978 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 18, 1978
Caption
'That's Mine' Ecorse's Kevin Bailey might be saying as he grabs a rebound for the Red Raiders in their Class B semifinal victory in Crisler Arena. Ecorse held a 36-30 edge in rebounding over the heavily-favored Buccaneers from Flint.

Ecorse High Wins Upset Over Flint Beecher, March 1978

Ecorse High Wins Upset Over Flint Beecher, March 1978 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 18, 1978
Caption
March Madness takes over Friday afternoon in Crisler Arena as the Ecorse cheering section races onto the court following the Red Raiders' upset of previously unbeaten Flint Beecher. The Flint team had won 26 straight games until yesterday.

Girls' Basketball

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2
Month
November
Year
1994
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