Community High School (CHS) is an alternative public high school serving grades 9-12 located at 401 North Division Street in Ann Arbor's historic Kerrytown District. It was one of the first magnet schools to arise from a nation-wide wave of experimental schools that drew on the social movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s, and was specifically influenced by social and political activism in Ann Arbor at the time.
Ann Arbor News, June 11, 1975
Graduate Still A Dummy: Ventriloquist Joelene Piatt, left, and her dummy, Rusty Nails, talk to Dr. Wiley Brownlee about diplomas they received at Community High's commencement exercises Monday night. Miss Piatt was among 83 seniors to graduate from Community. Brownlee and Supt. Harry Howard presented the diplomas at the ceremony held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
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Larry Hunter was born in 1951 and has lived in both Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. He’s worked in public service for years, served on Ann Arbor City Council, and earned a Juris Doctor degree in law in 2000. Larry recalls how he became politically active as a young man, organizing walkouts at his high school as a leader in the Black Student Union, as well as his involvement with the Black Panthers.