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AACHM Oral History: Dolores and James Turner

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 11:05am

Dolores TurnerDolores Preston Turner was born in Ann Arbor in the early 1940s, and her family lived in a small historically Black neighborhood on Woodlawn Avenue. She graduated from Ann Arbor High School, where she met her future husband, James Turner. She remembers moving into their first apartment in Pittsfield Village as a result of fair housing protests in Ann Arbor in the 1960s. Turner has two master’s degrees and she taught English at Huron High School for 30 years. Dolores and James celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in September 2021.

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AACHM Oral History: Diana McKnight-Morton

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 10:50am

Diana McKnight-MortonDiana McKnight-Morton was born in 1944 and grew up on West Kingsley Street in a racially mixed neighborhood. Her parents Robert and Adeline Thompson ran a successful carry-out restaurant, DeLong’s Bar-B-Q, on Detroit Street for 38 years. McKnight-Morton got her master’s in guidance and counseling from Eastern Michigan University and became a supervisor for Washtenaw County Employment and Training and Community Services. She has served as a member of the Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees since 1994.

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9
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September
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1944
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Pair Stands Mute In Safe Robbery

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14
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March
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1950
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Christmas Decorations On Main Street, November 1959 Photographer: Duane Scheel

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Ann Arbor News, November 21, 1959
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LOOKS LIKE CHRISTMAS: Even before Thanksgiving Ann Arbor's downtown area is taking on a look of Christmas as city workmen yesterday began festooning business district streets with holiday decorations.

Preketes' Sugar Bowl [advertisement]

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26
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May
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1942
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Sugar Bowl Easter Candy

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April
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1927
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