New Members of the Human Relations Commission Meet at City Hall, January 1964 Photographer: Duane Scheel
Ann Arbor News, January 22, 1964
RELATIONS UNIT AT WORK: Nine of the 12 members of the city's Human Relations Commission are shown in the council chambers of City Hall last night with new human relations director David C. Crowley (left) of Detroit. Members who were present are (from left) Harry Mial, Dr. William E. Brown, Chairman Paul C. Wagner, Mrs. Norma F. Kraker, Max E. Frisinger, Miss Rowena Reynolds, Samuel J. Benjamin, Rev. Lyman S. Parks and H. C. Curry. Seated at the center desk is Miss Ellen Richardson, commission clerk. Absent from the meeting were Wendell E. Hulcher, the City Council's representative; Carl A. Brauer Jr. and Mrs. Stuart M. Gould Jr.
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.
Rev. Lyman S. Parks & Rev. H. Vaughn Whited Exchange Pulpits For Brotherhood Sunday, February 1963 Photographer: Duane Scheel
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.