The Ann Arbor Community Center Relocates to 603 E. William Street, December 1972 Photographer: Cecil Lockard
Ann Arbor News, December 28, 1972
The Ann Arbor Community Center, plagued with housing problems in each of the last two Decembers, begins to pull itself together at its new location at 603 E. William St. Last December the center's four youth-oriented service organizations were forced into the cold, literally, when a boiler broke down. This year the problem was much more severe when the center's headquarters on W. Washington Street burned down. In the photo at left, three unidentified service volunteers, supervised by Gail Johnson on the right, begin setting up operations at the new center which will house the Community Center Project, Drug Help Inc., and Ozone House. The Free Peoples Clinic will be operating from the University Hospital, and services will be offered there beginning Jan. 3, not yesterday as previously reported by University officials. Both the E. William location and the U-M Hospital facilities are only temporary housing while a search continues for permanent headquarters.
Wystan Stevens At The St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Benefit, October 9, 1976 Photographer: Cecil Lockard
Thu, 01/31/2013 - 1:30pm
Kathy Kelly moved into the Hill Street houses when she was very young, but she recalls her life there as a member of the White Panther Party as a positive, life-changing personal experience and social experiment. Kathy talks about daily life in the commune with her friends and colleagues, some of the events she participated in, including the John Sinclair Freedom Rally, as well as her apprenticeship as a graphic artist under legendary rock poster artist, Gary Grimshaw. Kathy's experience with the White Panther Party and Rainbow People's Party led to a successful career in art direction for publishing with magazines such as Chicago, Outside, CREEM, and most especially in educational publishing with Weekly Reader Corporation and Scholastic.