Mary Taylor, Bob Tompkins, and Beth Mosier with Paper Mache Animals for the First Methodist Church School Carnival, February 1954
Ann Arbor News, February 25, 1954
Paper Zoo: Looking over the array of papier mache animals they've helped to make for the First Methodist Church school carnival tomorrow night are Mary Taylor (left), Bob Tompkins and Beth Mosier, all of the church's junior high group. The painted animals will be on sale at one of the booths. All proceeds will go towards an addition to the church school.
Ann Arbor News, March 13, 1988
Ex-teacher honored at tea: About 100 residents turned out for the Patsy Chandler Birthday Club Tea Sunday at the Perry Child Development Center where former Ypsilanti educator C. Eugene Beatty was honored. Proceeds from the tea will go towards the creation of a bust of Beatty that the club plans to place at the center. Clockwise from upper left, soprano Ruthie Marshall and pianist Mary Taylor perform; guest speaker Lowell Perry watches as Beatty gets a hug from 17-year-old Meredith Perry; the crowd joins in song and prayer; Ypsilanti Mayor Pete Murdock presents Chandler with a plaque honoring her many years of community service.
Ann Arbor News, February 15, 1977
Recipients of awards from the Washtenaw County Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., Sunday, included (from the left): Mrs. Mary Taylor, Garther Roberson, Mrs. Josie Taylor, the Rev. John A. Woods and Mrs. Viola Carter.
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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.