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Legacies Project Oral History: Louise Adams

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:09am

Louise Adams was born in 1928 and grew up in Ecorse, Michigan. She was the first Black student to graduate second highest in her class at Ecorse High School in 1946. She studied art education at Wayne State University and taught in public schools from 1951 until her retirement in 1983. She married Chuck Adams in 1951 and they had two children, Marcus Adams and Sylvia Adams Burns. They lived in Detroit and then Inskter, where the family built their own home. Louise Adams passed away on June 12, 2014.

Louise Adams was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2010 as part of the Legacies Project.

Pot Suspect Nabbed At Airport

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1973
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Murder Suspect, Eskar Lee Triplet, March 2, 1957

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Ann Arbor News, March 2, 1957
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Here is a picture taken by The News of E. L. Triplet, who is being held as a "prime" suspect in the Dec. 23 Willow Run Airport murder case. The Dearborn housewife who furnished information for the police drawing (left) has "positively identified" Triplet as one of two men she saw follow the murder victim from the airport, detectives say.

Death Probers Find Trousers

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1
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November
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1966
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River Searched In Death Probe

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31
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1966
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Lie-Detector Tests Set In Murder Probe

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29
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1966
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Wayne Given Slaying Inquiry

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13
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1931
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