Ann Arbor News, February 12, 1948
Dunbar Scouts Plan 'Housewarming' Party: Plans for a "housewarming" party tonight at Dunbar Civic Center are being discussed here by members of Boy Scout Troop 75, for whom the party is being given. The scouts (left to right) are Fred Adams, Don Calvert, Marvin Baker, Paul Bacon, Curtis Starks, Coleman Jewett, Robert Henson, John Adams, Duane Calvert, Horace Williams, Hathaway Gulley and James Guster. Scoutmaster Vernon Adams is explaining things. At the party, which will begin at 7 o'clock, the troop will be presented with a flag by the Graf-O'Hara post of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Ann Arbor News, November 17, 1949
SCOUT SINGERS FORM SEXTET: These six boys, members of Dunbar Community Center-sponsored Boy Scout Troop 75, have formed themselves into a sextet. They have worked out their own harmonies and have sung at Community Chest luncheons and at the Scout "appreciation dinner" Saturday night in Ypsilanti. In the front row (left to right) are Richard Jackson, 13, of 310 Beakes St. and Hathaway Gulley, 15, of 210 Beakes St. In the rear (left to right) are Duane Calvert, 14, and Dick Sleet, 13, both of 621 N. Fourth Ave., Bernard Patterson, 16, of 712 N. Fourth Ave., and Marvin Baker, 14, of 651 N. Fourth Ave.
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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.