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AACHM Oral History: William Hampton

Sun, 11/08/2020 - 5:03pm

 

William Hampton

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 Second Ward Voters Lined Up Before Polls Open For The 1952 Presidential Election - November 4, 1952 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 4, 1952
Caption
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.

Election Day Display In Sears Roebuck & Co. Window, October 1952

Election Day Display In Sears Roebuck & Co. Window, October 1952 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 1, 1952
Caption
Ann Arbor clubs, churches, organizations and merchants are all cooperating in getting out the vote Tuesday and informing the electorate on issues. The Sears store on S. Main St. has this display to encourage voting.

Last Minute Voter Registration at Ann Arbor City Hall, October 1960

Last Minute Voter Registration at Ann Arbor City Hall, October 1960 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, October 11, 1960
Caption
At The Last Minute: This was part of the line outside Ann Arbor's City Hall at 8 p.m. yesterday - the last possible moment at which to register to vote in the Nov. 8 presidential election. All those in line at 8 p.m. were permitted to register.

Hillary Clinton & Shannon Bettridge - University of Michigan Law School, March 1992

Hillary Clinton & Shannon Bettridge - University of Michigan Law School, March 1992 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 14, 1992
Caption
Hillary Clinton, wife of presidential candidate Bill Clinton, gets a hello from Shannon Bettridge, an old friend's stepdaughter, after her speech at the University of Michigan's Law School Friday.