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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.

Alpha Phi and Theta Xi Float in the Michigras Parade, April 1958

Alpha Phi and Theta Xi Float in the Michigras Parade, April 1958 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 26, 1958
Caption
Alpha Phi and Theta Xi put Dutch dancers under blue skies

Melvin Miller Leads The EMU Gospel Choir In Song At A Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Ceremony - January 20, 1992

Melvin Miller Leads The EMU Gospel Choir In Song At A Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Ceremony - January 20, 1992 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 21, 1992
Caption
Melvin Miller leads the Eastern Michigan University Gospel Choir in a song commemorating the late Martin Luther King Jr. during a Monday afternoon ceremony at the King Plaza on the EMU campus. The event was sponsored by fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha.

Royster Opening Black Forums

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Parent Issue
Day
14
Month
March
Year
1983
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Black History Has Found Its Niche At U-M

Black History Has Found Its Niche At U-M image
Parent Issue
Day
4
Month
September
Year
1980
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Thomas Bass, Founder of Huron Valley Boys & Girls Club Is Honored, March 11, 1991

Thomas Bass, Founder of Huron Valley Boys & Girls Club Is Honored, March 11, 1991 image
Published In
Ypsilanti Press, March 11, 1991
Caption
Bass is a founder and longtime board member of the Huron Valley Boys and Girls Club.

Fraternity Honors Physician

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Parent Issue
Day
5
Month
March
Year
1974
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