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AACHM Oral History: David Rutledge

Sun, 11/08/2020 - 3:29pm

David Rutledge

David Rutledge was born in 1945 in LaFayette, Alabama and grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He traces his commitment to public service to his experience protesting a segregated lunch counter as a teenager. He attended Tennessee State University and the University of Michigan Law School. Mr. Rutledge has served as Superior Township Supervisor, Ypsilanti State Representative, and as a member of the Washtenaw County Parks Commission and Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees. He dedicates this interview to his parents and his late wife, Gerri.

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Legacies Project Oral History: George Ramsey

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:04am

George Ramsey was born 1938 and grew up on East Warren Avenue in Detroit. He remembers experiencing the Detroit Race Riot of 1943 as a young child and the Detroit Riot of 1967 as an adult. He attended Northeastern High School with classmates who became famous Motown singers. Ramsey served in the United States Air Force and USPS before becoming a road manager for a Motown recording group in the late 1960s. He worked for Motown music producer Lamont Dozier in California in the 1970s.

George Ramsey was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2010 as part of the Legacies Project.

Stokely Carmichael Speaking At Washtenaw Community College, October 30, 1981

Stokely Carmichael Speaking At Washtenaw Community College, October 30, 1981 image
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Ann Arbor News, October 30, 1981
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Still-fiery Stokely Carmichael said blacks must unite, fight capitalism.

University of Michigan Homecoming Parade, November 1969

University of Michigan Homecoming Parade, November 1969 image
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Ann Arbor News, November 1, 1969
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Current Issues Portrayed. The "Black Power" float, and at least half of the other floats in yesterday's parade, portrayed current issues in the news. Another was "Motions in Mace."