Ann Arbor News, December 7, 1942
Seventeen Negro men left Ann Arbor by train this morning for Fort Custer to begin Army training. A farewell party was given for them Friday night at Dunbar Civic Center. With the group in the above photograph is Rev. C. W. Carpenter, pastor of the Second Baptist church. The men (from left to right) are: Kenneth Fox, Adoulphus P. Thompson, George Cromwell, Furman Wright, Leon F. Whitehead, Arthur F. Jones, Rev. Mr. Carpenter, Sherman Baker, Vernon B. Adams, Earl E. Jackson, Samuel Thomas, Sidney Henry Rinke, Robert M. Scott, Howard Lee Miller, Clinton Brantley, Frank Edward Bostic, Richard Anderson. The 17th inductee, William F. Hawkins, was not present when the picture was taken.
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Gwendolyn Calvert Baker was born in 1931. She talks about growing up in Ann Arbor where she began her distinguished career teaching at Wines Elementary and winning Teacher of the Year. She was also faculty at the University of Michigan’s School of Education; National Executive Director of the YWCA; a member of the New York School Board; and president and CEO of United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
Rev. Charles W. Carpenter, 2nd Baptist Church, during the Fifth Bond Drive, June 1944 Photographer: Eck Stanger
Ann Arbor News, June 15, 1944
Rev. C. W. Carpenter is pastor of the Second Baptist Church and president of the Ann Arbor Ministerial Association. He is buying an extra War Bond in the Fifth War Loan and here are his reasons: "I am buying an extra War Bond: First because there are over 500,000 American Negroes now serving in the armed forces of our country and 25 of them have gone out from the Second Baptist Church, of which I am pastor. One, my nephew, is serving in the Navy. I feel it my duty as an American citizen to support them and the millions of other young Americans who are fighting all over the world for the freedom of all peoples. "Second, I am buying an extra War Bond that the freedom for which the American Negro is fighting alongside other American soldiers shall not be denied him at home. And that equal opportunities may be offered to all Americans in a better post0war world, regardless of color."