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Legacies Project Oral History: Louise Adams

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:09am

Louise Adams was born in 1928 and grew up in Ecorse, Michigan. She was the first Black student to graduate second highest in her class at Ecorse High School in 1946. She studied art education at Wayne State University and taught in public schools from 1951 until her retirement in 1983. She married Chuck Adams in 1951 and they had two children, Marcus Adams and Sylvia Adams Burns. They lived in Detroit and then Inskter, where the family built their own home. Louise Adams passed away on June 12, 2014.

Louise Adams was interviewed in partnership with the Museum of African American History of Detroit and Y Arts Detroit in 2010 as part of the Legacies Project.

Newly Painted Ann Arbor Transit Bus, April 1957

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Ann Arbor News, April 20, 1957
PAINTED JOB: This is one of three new city buses which have been painted with the Ann Arbor Transit, Inc., colors of cream and green and which were placed in service yesterday afternoon. The other nine buses, still bearing the color and label of the Detroit Street Railways, will be painted this summer during an expected slump in business.

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