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Sylvia Blake Bynum (1884-1973)

Sylvia Blake Bynum
Sylvia Blake Bynum

Sylvia Blake Bynum was born on November 7, 1884 in Cary, North Carolina to John Addison Blake and Mintia Hooker Blake. She married Oliver Bynum in January of 1918 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He passed away in 1929.

Grayce (Johnson) Blake (1930-1971)

Grayce Evelyn Blake was born on New Year's Eve, December 31, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan to Rev. David A. Blake Sr. and Grace Rogers Blake. She attended Jones School and Ann Arbor High School, where her 1948 senior yearbook noted her nickname as simply "Blake". Grayce Blake was an active member of the Bethel AME Church choir, following in the footsteps of her mother, as well as several high school singing groups. Following graduation, she left for Washington D.C. and became a student at Howard University.

Richard Dumas Blake (1922-1989)

 

Richard D. Blake stands in front of Bethel AME Church
Richard D. Blake, 1979

Rosemarion (Alexander) Blake (1923-2015)

 

Rosemarion Alexander Blake
Rosemarion Blake, 1967

David Addison Blake Sr (1887-1970)

 

David A. Blake, Sr
David A. Blake, Sr.

Anderson, James William

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AACHM Oral History: Harold Simons

Sun, 11/08/2020 - 9:25am

Harold Simons

Harold Simons was born in 1946 and he grew up in Ann Arbor. He was inspired by Jones School teacher Harry Mial to become a teacher and coach. A standout basketball player for Ann Arbor High, he went on to play at Eastern Michigan University. He was the freshman basketball coach there before becoming head coach at Huron High for 20 years. Mr. Simons reflects on race relations and generational differences in Ann Arbor. He and his wife Ethel have been married for 53 years.

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Rev. Archie Criglar Leads Founders' Day Service at Bethel AME Church, February 1994

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Ann Arbor News, February 19, 1994
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Pastor Archie Criglar of Bethel AME Church in Ann Arbor delivered his sermon last Sunday while togged out as a colonial. Bethel was celebrating its founding, and so church leaders decided to dress up for the occasion.