Ron Weiser and Russ Collins Discuss Michigan Theater Renovation, April 1997 Photographer: Stephanie Grace Lim
Ann Arbor News, April 23, 1997
Ron Weiser, left, chairman of the Michigan Theater's board of trustees and Russ Collins, the theater's executive director, look over plans of the theater renovation and expansion.
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Johnny W. Barfield was born February 8, 1927, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. As a child he sold soap house to house and, after tenth grade, joined the U.S. Army where he served in France and Germany. After leaving the Army in 1947, Mr. Barfield became a wall washer for the University of Michigan, where hard work, entrepreneurship, and innovation helped him build the largest cleaning business in Ann Arbor. Mr. Barfield is widely recognized for his philanthropic work and support of the African American and business communities.