Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:03am
Shirley (Rusty) Schumacher was born in 1930 in Detroit. She remembers war bonds, scrap drives, and special manufacturing during World War II. She attended William and Mary College and received two master’s degrees in speech and education from the University of Michigan. Schumacher spent most of her career as a teacher at Clague Middle School. In 1985 she founded a student exchange program with Ann Arbor’s sister city, Hikone, Japan. She led a year-long stay there in 1992-93.
Shirley (Rusty) Schumacher was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2018 as part of the Legacies Project.
Ann Arbor News, March 1, 1970
Julia Ericksen, left, and Mary Dabbs discuss what concerns them about being women. Both are married with small children and have husbands who are sympathetic to their concerns. They feel that women are not given privileges accorded to men, that women are discriminated against and that attitudes about women are not flexible. Several women's liberation groups have been set up locally to encourage women to talk about their problems and work for changes.