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AACHM Oral History: Walter Blackwell

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 3:33pm

Walter Blackwell was born in 1930 in Petersburg, Virginia. He shares memories of growing up there as well as in Mount Vernon, New York before serving in the army during the Korean War. He worked for 30 years at the Ann Arbor VA hospital, where he enjoyed helping fellow veterans. After experiencing discrimination in housing and employment, Mr. Blackwell fought for civil rights in Ann Arbor as a member of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and mentored black children in his neighborhood.

Officials at Grounbreaking Ceremony For New Hope Outreach Clinic, September 2000

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Ann Arbor News, September 27, 2000
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Larry Warren, executive director, Olivia Maynard, University of Michigan Regent, Jeffrey Halter, director of the U-M Geriatrics Center, and Gilbert Omenn, executive vice president for medical affairs, stand in front of the New Hope Outreach Clinic.

Clinic Aims To Meet A Need

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Parent Issue
Day
3
Month
October
Year
1998
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