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Legacies Project Oral History: George Ramsey

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:04am

George Ramsey was born 1938 and grew up on East Warren Avenue in Detroit. He remembers experiencing the Detroit Race Riot of 1943 as a young child and the Detroit Riot of 1967 as an adult. He attended Northeastern High School with classmates who became famous Motown singers. Ramsey served in the United States Air Force and USPS before becoming a road manager for a Motown recording group in the late 1960s. He worked for Motown music producer Lamont Dozier in California in the 1970s.

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

Bamidele Agbasegbe Demerson Prepares For Kwanzaa Celebration At Washtenaw Community College, December 1998

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Ann Arbor News, December 27, 1998
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Ann Arbor resident Bamidele Agbasegbe Demerson, curator of the African American Cultural and Historical Museum, sets up an art exhibit at Washtenaw Community College Sunday evening for a Kwanzaa celebration. The art came from the private collection of residents of Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor.

Craig Huckaby Drums For Kwanzaa Celebration At Washtenaw Community College, December 1998

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Ann Arbor News, December 28, 1998
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Craig Huckaby of Detroit plays the congas with fellow drummers Issa Abramaleem of Detroit and Taishka Tupaku of Ypsilanti during the Drum Call as part of the Kwanzaa celebration at Washtenaw Community College Sunday.

Kwanza Celebration at Pioneer High School, December 1991

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Ann Arbor News, December 17, 1991
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Carolyn Walton of Ypsilanti displays her collection of ethnic dolls at a Kwanzaa celebration Monday in the cafeteria of Ann Arbor's Pioneer High School. Pioneer's Black Student Union hosted the celebration with examples of African-American culture ranging from crafts to food. Kwanzaa is celebrated Dec. 26-Jan. 1 as a time of reaffirming the African-American family. Students also will host a Kwanzaa 'feast' Thursday, 7-9 p.m. at Huron High School in the cafeteria. The public is welcome.
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AACHM Oral History: Joetta Mial

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 3:52pm

Joetta Mial was born in 1931 in Jackson, Michigan, and later moved to Ann Arbor. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan and spent her career as an educator in the Ann Arbor Public Schools. In 1987, Joetta became principal of Huron High School after serving as a teacher, administrator, counselor, and class principal at Huron and Pioneer High Schools.

Celebration Of Kwanzaa Observed

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1991
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