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They Want You - To Raise The Roof

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17
Month
February
Year
1974
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AACHM Oral History: Shirley Beckley

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 12:57pm

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Shirley Beckley was born on July 30, 1942. She was raised by her mother on Wall St. and attended Jones School, Mack School, and Bach Schools in Ann Arbor. Shirley started as a housing manager for the Ann Arbor Housing Commission, later becoming housing director in Lansing and Muskegon. She reminisces about working at Jacobson’s, dances at the Dunbar Center, businesses on Fourth Avenue and Ann Streets, and tense racial incidents in the schools. Shirley continues to be deeply involved in social justice issues at the local level.

David Hennings Cooper Shop, 1864

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John G. Miller Planing Mill, 1869

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