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Legacies Project Oral History: David Griffis

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 9:50am

David Griffis has lived in Detroit for his entire life except for two years of service in the military, when he went to Korea. He worked as a Personnel Technician for the Michigan Employment Security Commission and for Chrysler’s personnel department. He received a degree in business administration from Wayne State University, and went on to run two nursing home facilities in Detroit for over fifteen years. He has two daughters, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

Jane Johnson Gives Opinion On Whether All Boys Academy Opening In Detroit Will Be Effective, March 3, 1991 Photographer: Mark Mueller

Jane Johnson Gives Opinion On Whether All Boys Academy Opening In Detroit Will Be Effective, March 3, 1991 image
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Ypsilanti Press, March 3, 1991
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"If they find something that keeps their attention it would probably work out all right." Jane Johnson Homemaker Ypsilanti Township

Linda Caillouet Gives Opinion On Whether All Boys Academy Opening In Detroit Will Be Effective, March 3, 1991 Photographer: Mark Mueller

Linda Caillouet Gives Opinion On Whether All Boys Academy Opening In Detroit Will Be Effective, March 3, 1991 image
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Ypsilanti Press, March 3, 1991
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"Yes, I really do. I think is is important to condition our black males to be successful. I think it would help out tremendously." Linda Caillouet Social Worker Ypsilanti Township

Jimmie Thompson Gives Opinion On Whether All Boys Academy Opening In Detroit Will Be Effective, March 3, 1991 Photographer: Mark Mueller

Jimmie Thompson Gives Opinion On Whether All Boys Academy Opening In Detroit Will Be Effective, March 3, 1991 image
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Ypsilanti Press, March 3, 1991
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"No, not necessarily. I don't think it would make to much difference if they're not getting the right role models at home." Jimmie Thompson Stock clerk Ypsilanti