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AADL Productions Podcast: Lola Jones and Carol Gibson

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 1:03pm

Lola Jones and Carol Gibson are well-known to anyone familiar with Ann Arbor history. Over the past 30 years they have sought out and documented the history of the African American experience in Ann Arbor through a series of projects under the moniker Another Ann Arbor; it is largely through their work that the Ann Arbor African American story is a part of our shared community identity. Lola and Carol stopped by the library to talk with us one day about the work they have done over the years and where they are headed next. They shared with us some of the interesting people and events they have learned about and brought to the community in their television program, their documentaries, and their book. You can now watch one of their documentaries online at aadl.org in our video collection. A Woman's Town was produced in 1991 and tells the story of Ann Arbor through the voices of prominent African American women.

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Legacies Project Oral History: Richard Nowland

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:04am

Richard Nowland was born in Ann Arbor in 1932. He grew up on Eighth Street. He recalls family stories about Lower Town, including his Irish ancestor Andrew Nowland who settled in Ann Arbor in the 1820s. After serving as a social worker in the U.S. Army, Nowland returned to Michigan and got his master’s degree. He was a counselor at Washtenaw Community College and a principal at Clague Middle School for twenty years.

Richard Nowland was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2018 as part of the Legacies Project.

African American Culture Showcased

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19
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October
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1994
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City Mourning Period Set For Dr. King

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5
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April
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1968
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Lola Jones, April 1972

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Ann Arbor News, April 9, 1972
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Lola Jones: Not Crucial

Lola Jones, April 1972

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Ann Arbor News, April 9, 1972
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Lola Jones: Not Crucial

Behind The Scenes Of 'Another Ann Arbor'

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20
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December
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1986
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A Visit With Lola Jones: Soul Of The Show

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2
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January
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1995
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