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William Hampton was born in 1948 in Tyler, Texas, and his grandmother was the midwife. He remembers attending church revival picnics, the Texas Rose Festival, and the Juneteenth parade in his hometown. While attending college in Arlington, Texas, he was active in the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He went on to launch a Section 8 subsidized housing program in Arlington and in Ann Arbor, where he worked in the community development office. Mr. Hampton has been president of the Ann Arbor chapter of the NAACP since 2005.
Ann Arbor Second Ward Voters Lined Up Before Polls Open For The 1952 Presidential Election - November 4, 1952
Ann Arbor News, November 4, 1952
BEFORE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT: Ann Arbor had one of its heaviest early voter turnouts in history this morning as this picture outside the polling place in the first precinct of the Second Ward illustrates. The time was a few minutes before the poll-opening hour of 7 a.m. Election officials said a line had formed as early as 6:30 this morning. The polling place is on S. Ashley St.
Ann Arbor News, April 1, 1968
Like hundreds of other Ann Arborites, Mrs. John McClendon (foreground) of 918 Catherine cast her ballot today for councilman and voted on six city charter amendments. She was photographed at Jones School, the location of the Third Precinct's polling station in the First Ward. Others preparing to vote are in the background.