Ann Arbor News, September 29, 1954
Something To Sing About: The Dunbar Community Center trio meets regularly at the center for informal singing about the piano. The trio also appears before local groups. It is one of several interest groups on the center's roster. Singers (left to right) are Audrey Sleet, Juanita Anderson and Delores Evans. Accompanying them at the piano is Mrs. Virginia Ellis, Center program director.
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Shirley Beckley was born on July 30, 1942. She was raised by her mother on Wall St. and attended Jones School, Mack School, and Bach Schools in Ann Arbor. Shirley started as a housing manager for the Ann Arbor Housing Commission, later becoming housing director in Lansing and Muskegon. She reminisces about working at Jacobson’s, dances at the Dunbar Center, businesses on Fourth Avenue and Ann Streets, and tense racial incidents in the schools. Shirley continues to be deeply involved in social justice issues at the local level.