Wed, 08/24/2022 - 8:47am
Patricia Ashford Manley was born in 1945 in Ann Arbor, and she was raised by her mother. She remembers attending Jones Elementary School and trying out for cheerleading at Ann Arbor High School. Manley graduated from Western Michigan University in 1970 and later earned her master’s in counseling from Eastern Michigan University. She worked as a teacher, cheerleading coach, and guidance counselor at Huron High School for thirty-one years, and was principal of Thurston Elementary School for ten years. She and her husband Lamont Manley enjoy traveling and going to concerts together. They have been married for 43 years.
Ann Arbor News, April 23, 1989
Making Huron an exemplary school for all who attend it is a high priority for principal Joetta Mial.
Ann Arbor News, September 20, 1993
Wed, 09/22/2021 - 11:02am
Laurita Thomas was born in 1950, and her family lived in southwest Detroit and Ontario, California. She attended the University of Michigan and pursued two master’s degrees from Wayne State University and Eastern Michigan University. Throughout her career, Thomas has pushed for better career opportunities for women and women of color. She worked at U-M for 47 years, eventually serving as Vice President for Human Resources. A survivor of domestic violence, she regularly shares her story and was president of the board of Safe House Center in Ann Arbor.
Wed, 09/22/2021 - 10:50am
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.
Joetta, Harry Jr., & Ricki Mial Watch Scott Mial Eat Shrimp & Rice, June 1965 Photographer: Doug Fulton
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.