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AACHM Oral History: William Hampton

Sun, 11/08/2020 - 5:03pm

 

William Hampton

William Hampton was born in 1948 in Tyler, Texas, and his grandmother was the midwife. He remembers attending church revival picnics, the Texas Rose Festival, and the Juneteenth parade in his hometown. While attending college in Arlington, Texas, he was active in the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He went on to launch a Section 8 subsidized housing program in Arlington and in Ann Arbor, where he worked in the community development office. Mr. Hampton has been president of the Ann Arbor chapter of the NAACP since 2005.

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AACHM Oral History: Harold Simons

Sun, 11/08/2020 - 9:25am

Harold Simons

Harold Simons was born in 1946 and he grew up in Ann Arbor. He was inspired by Jones School teacher Harry Mial to become a teacher and coach. A standout basketball player for Ann Arbor High, he went on to play at Eastern Michigan University. He was the freshman basketball coach there before becoming head coach at Huron High for 20 years. Mr. Simons reflects on race relations and generational differences in Ann Arbor. He and his wife Ethel have been married for 53 years.

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April
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1968
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Melvin Miller Leads The EMU Gospel Choir In Song At A Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Ceremony - January 20, 1992

Melvin Miller Leads The EMU Gospel Choir In Song At A Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Ceremony - January 20, 1992 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 21, 1992
Caption
Melvin Miller leads the Eastern Michigan University Gospel Choir in a song commemorating the late Martin Luther King Jr. during a Monday afternoon ceremony at the King Plaza on the EMU campus. The event was sponsored by fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha.

Latinisha Boston, James Campbell, and Sonia Anglade at the MLK Day Unity March, University of Michigan campus, January 20, 1992

Latinisha Boston, James Campbell, and Sonia Anglade at the MLK Day Unity March, University of Michigan campus, January 20, 1992 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 21, 1992
Caption
Latinisha Boston, James Campbell, and Sonia Anglade march on North Ingalls Mall on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor's annual Unit March commemorating the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.