Ann Arbor News, October 22, 1943
The "Jive Bombers," a club of Negro youth, meet weekly at Dunbar Community Center for an evening of dancing and other simple social activities. Negroes of all ages and interests enjoy the hospitality and friendly council of this busy Community Center. Ann Arbor residents are asked to contribute to the support of this agency during the Community War Chest drive here from Nov. 1 through Nov. 3.
Whitmore Lake School Students Enjoy A Film From Their New Movie Projector, February 1939 Photographer: Eck Stanger
Ann Arbor News, February 21, 1939
WHITMORE LAKE SCHOOL GETS NEW PROJECTOR: Pupils in the only Washtenaw county rural school to have its own motion picture projector, these children seem to be enjoying the first showing of pictures with the machine purchased by the Whitmore Lake School Parent-Teachers Association. Frequent use of the machine for educational films is planned by school officials.
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Born in 1922, Nellie Harrell grew up in Richmond, Virginia. She began dancing at age 14, and moved to New York City a few years. During the height of her career as a noted singer, dancer, and entertainer, she went by her married name Nellie Hill. Hill performed in early music videos called “soundies,” appeared on the cover of Jet Magazine, and frequented Black clubs such as New York’s Kelly’s Stables and Detroit’s Flame Show Bar and 20 Grand. In the 1950s she married James Trapp and had three children. After retiring, she volunteered at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
Nellie Trapp was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2010 as part of the Legacies Project.
Ann Arbor News, April 26, 1987
Ann Arbor News, October 22, 1988
Like it or not, it is the age of the multiplex cinema. Newly opened and state-of-the-art Showcase Cinemas boasts 14 screens and a huge lobby with a four-sided concession stand.