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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.
Ann Arbor News, November 23, 1963
AS CITY MOURNS: A deserted, silent Main St., during a period this morning when business normally would have been bustling, was symbolic of the reverence exhibited today in Ann Arbor to the memory of the late President John F. Kennedy. Most central business area firms closed their doors for the entire day--a national day of mourning.