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16
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January
Year
1983
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Aaron Barfield Gives High School Students A Tour Of Barfield Manufacturing, July 23, 1981

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Ann Arbor News, July 23, 1981
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Field trip- High school students from Detroit visited the Barfield Manufacturing Co. in Ypsilanti Wednesday for a tour of the auto parts manufacturing firm. Acting as a guide is Aaron Barfield, far right, who shows the students one of the firm's fastener products. Barfield Manufacturing was founded by John and Betty Barfield in 1977.

Aaron Barfield Gives High School Students A Tour Of Barfield Manufacturing, July 23, 1981

Aaron Barfield Gives High School Students A Tour Of Barfield Manufacturing, July 23, 1981 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 23, 1981
Caption
Field trip- High school students from Detroit visited the Barfield Manufacturing Co. in Ypsilanti Wednesday for a tour of the auto parts manufacturing firm. Acting as a guide is Aaron Barfield, far right, who shows the students one of the firm's fastener products. Barfield Manufacturing was founded by John and Betty Barfield in 1977.
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AACHM Oral History: Johnny Barfield

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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.