Ann Arbor News, June 15, 1965
It takes a lot of cooking to fill these three boys in the summer and when the weather gets hot their mother, Mrs. Harry Mial of 812 Brown St., tries to use recipes that require the least amount of preparation time near the hot stove. Scott loves to pick the biggest shrimps out of his mother's Shrimp and Rice dish. Harry Jr. (left) and Ricki (right) wonder if there will be any left after Scott's sampling when the dish finally reaches the dinner table. Chicken Loaf is another family favorite.
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Donald L. Simons was born in 1943 and he grew up on Fuller Street in Ann Arbor. He attended Jones School, Ann Arbor High, and Eastern Michigan University. He was a starting football halfback and basketball co-captain in high school, and was recognized as athlete of the month. Mr. Simons recalls segregation and several incidents of discrimination in Ann Arbor. He is proud of his family, his work coaching at the Maxey Boys' Training School and Boysville, and co-hosting the annual neighborhood picnic for 25 years.
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Gerald Edwards was born in 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio. He remembers being discriminated against as one of three African American students at his elementary school in the aftermath of Brown v. Board of Education. At Heidelberg College, he participated in sit-ins to help found a Black Student Union House. After beginning his career in automotive manufacturing with Ford Motor Company, Mr. Edwards started his own business, Engineered Plastic Products, in 1987. He and his wife Jada also started the Edwards Foundation, which was dedicated to philanthropy in Namibia.