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AACHM Oral History: Premail Freeman

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 3:45pm

Premail Freeman was born in 1947 in Mississippi and later moved to Ypsilanti. He reminisces about his childhood in Ypsilanti and some of the jobs he had growing up. Inspired by friends who ran a successful hair salon, Premail studied cosmetology and eventually opened his own salon where he continues to work to this day. His wife helped him run the business in the early days and together they raised a family of three. 

Mattie Dorsey Addresses Ypsilanti City Council About Proposed Urban Renewal Program, August 1961

Mattie Dorsey Addresses Ypsilanti City Council About Proposed Urban Renewal Program, August 1961 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, August 16, 1961
Caption
Renewal Feud Erupts: A stormy public hearing last night was called to an abrupt close following a series of pleas for and against Ypsilanti's proposed urban renewal program. Above, Clarence Henry (at microphone), a spokesman for the Ypsilanti Property Owners Association, makes his plea against adoption of the program. The group's president, Mrs. Mattie Dorsey (seated above and speaking below right), was the final speaker before the hearing was ended. The group's attorney, Booker T. Williams (below left), contemplates the testimony while awaiting a turn to speak that never came.

Many Opposed Urban Renewal

Many Opposed Urban Renewal image
Parent Issue
Day
29
Month
July
Year
1996
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