Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:25am
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.
William Hampton was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2015-16 as part of the Legacies Project.
Ann Arbor News, October 8, 1959
HOMECOMING 'QUEEN' CANDIDATES: Admiring a statue of Abraham Lincoln are four Lincoln High School seniors (at left) who are candidates for LHS homecoming "queen." The winner and her "maid of honor" will be announced at the homecoming game tomorrow night. The three girls at the right are underclassmen who will join two of the senior girls as attendants. From the left are Seniors Pat Squires, Linda Ackron, Janna Crockett and Teresa Mattingly, and Junior Joyce Straits, Sophomore Judy Squires and Freshman Pam Yates.
Ann Arbor News, May 3, 1938
School To Unveil Statue: This sympathetic 13-foot image of Abraham Lincoln, the work of Samuel Cashwan of Detroit, will be dedicated at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Lincoln Consolidated School, Whittaker and Willis roads. It is a careworn, stooped emancipator, with the shawl, typical of his later years, draping his shoulders.