Another Ann Arbor
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A fascinating look at Ann Arbor's heroic African-American communitiy's journey and progress. A must-have for African-American and Michigan history enthusiasts.
The black community in the Ann Arbor area includes Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Second Baptist Church, Brown Chapel, the Ann Arbor Community Center, the old Jones School, and other well-remembered places.
The photographs representing this history follow the progress of the African American community from 1857, when the Rev. J. M. Gregory gathered together a small congregation at 504 High Street, to 1996, when Dr. Homer Neal assumed leadership of the University of Michigan as its interim president. This integral but little-known part of Ann Arbor area history is preserved in Another Ann Arbor.
Media Type: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: 11-15-2006
Product Dimensions: 9.22h x 6.54w x 0.34d
Series: Black America
Gibson, Carol: - Carol Gibson is an independent television producer, formerly with the Oprah Winfrey Show. Lola M. Jones is vice president of the African American Museum of Washtenaw County and a charter member of the Ann Arbor chapter of the Links Inc. Both are University of Michigan graduates and long-term Ann Arborites. Gibson and Jones have produced two video documentaries about the black community in Ann Arbor and for 11 years produced a weekly television show highlighting the accomplishments of local African Americans.