Wed, 09/22/2021 - 11:02am
Laurita Thomas was born in 1950, and her family lived in southwest Detroit and Ontario, California. She attended the University of Michigan and pursued two master’s degrees from Wayne State University and Eastern Michigan University. Throughout her career, Thomas has pushed for better career opportunities for women and women of color. She worked at U-M for 47 years, eventually serving as Vice President for Human Resources. A survivor of domestic violence, she regularly shares her story and was president of the board of Safe House Center in Ann Arbor.
Margaret Luckett With Her Adopted Children - Kinyata, LaRonda, & Rashon, May 1984 Photographer: Rick Lieder
Ann Arbor News, May 13, 1984
Margaret Luckett with Kinyata, 6, left, LaRonda, 7, and Rashon, 9.
Ann Arbor News, April 7, 1961
Adopt Korean Orphan: Peggy Ann, a three-year-old Korean orphan, sits on the lap of her new mother, Mrs. Lloyd Tuthill, in the living room of the Tuthill farm at 10337 Tuthill Rd., Green Oak township, Livingstone county. Members of the Tuthill family (left to right), shown here, are Tuthill (standing), Gary, 7, Sally, 10, Richard, 14, Mrs. Tuthill with Peggy Ann, Ruth, 12, and James, 8.
Ann Arbor News, April 7, 1974
The Palmers With Adopted Daughter, Leila
Ann Arbor News, March 29, 1970
Ann Arbor News, February 2, 1969