Diana McKnight-Morton was born in 1944 and grew up on West Kingsley Street in a racially mixed neighborhood. Her parents Robert and Adeline Thompson ran a successful carry-out restaurant, DeLong’s Bar-B-Q, on Detroit Street for 38 years. McKnight-Morton got her master’s in guidance and counseling from Eastern Michigan University and became a supervisor for Washtenaw County Employment and Training and Community Services. She has served as a member of the Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees since 1994.
Ann Arbor News, December 25, 1954
'JOY TO THE WORLD': Blending their voices in the reverent joy of a Christmas hymn is this group of Second Baptist boy singers. Shown (left to right) are John Morton, Theaodis Askew, Dion DeMerrill, Michael Jackson and George Carpenter.
Ann Arbor News, February 27, 1987
Lydia Morton, shown here with her husband John, can trace her family's history in Ann Arbor to the early 1800s.