Sun, 07/21/2019 - 3:33pm
Audrey Monagan was born in Ann Arbor in 1941, and grew up in a close-knit, predominantly black neighborhood on North Fifth Ave. She remembers attending Bethel AME Church with her grandparents, spending time at the Dunbar Community Center, and helping raise her younger siblings. She attended Jones School and Pioneer High School before working for General Motors, where she was an inspector for eighteen years. Mrs. Monagan has been married to her second husband, Philip, for 48 years.
Ann Arbor News, February 8, 1963
Exchange Pulpits: The Rev. Lyman S. Parks, (left), pastor of the Bethel AME Church, 632 N. Fourth Ave., and the Rev. Dr. H. Vaughn Whited, pastor of West Side Methodist Church, 900 S. Seventh St., stand at the chancel of West Side Methodist Church. This Sunday, the two ministers will exchange pulpits as part of Brotherhood Sunday. Choirs of the two churches also will be exchanged.
Ann Arbor News, March 31, 1956
Sunday School Bound: Dressing in Easter finery is a gay lark for sisters Leslee Zerr, 3 1/2, and Lynn Zerr, 5 (top picture), of 2362 Parkwood Ave., Pittsfield Village. They will be stepping out for the Zion Lutheran Church tomorrow. But it is a serious business for seven-year-old twins Larry Steven and Lawrence Starling, and Leo Stanley, 6 (above), the sons of the Rev. L. S. Parks of the Bethel AME Church, as they take time to pose for a family portrait. They live at 314 W. Summit St.