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AACHM Oral History: Lydia Belle Morton

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February 28, 2013 at the Downtown Library

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Lydia_Belle_Morton.mp4965 MBHD Version
Lydia_Belle_Morton.mp376.8 MBAudio Version

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Lydia B. (Cromwell) Morton was born in Ann Arbor in 1916. Her Great-Grandmother came to Ann Arbor with Judge Kenny’s family in 1867. Her grandmother Laura Bell Chester was born in Ann Arbor in 1874 and her mother was born in Ann Arbor in 1894. Mrs. Morton has one brother George Richard Cromwell. From her four children, she has 12 great grand children, 6 great, great, grand children; all but four were born in Ann Arbor. Seven generations have lived here in Ann Arbor.

Length: 01:24:01
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)


 

AACHM Oral History: Rosemarion Blake

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February 14, 2013 at the Downtown Library

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Rosemarion_Blake.mp4688 MBHD Version
Rosemarion_Blake.mp354.9 MBAudio Version

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Rosemarion Alexander Blake was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1923 to Jewel Alexander Price and Jacob Price. She was brought to Ann Arbor between two to four years of age by her great Aunt Hattie and Uncle Robert Alexander. Rosemarion attended Jones School Kindergarten through 9th grade and graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1941. She held a number of jobs after graduating and in 1945 became the first African-American woman to work in city Hall in a non-custodial position. A number of years later, she worked in Publication Sales at the Institute for Social Research from 1970 until her retirement in 1987.

Length: 01:00:03
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)


 

AACHM Oral History: Johnnie Mae Seeley

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March 21, 2013 at the Downtown Library

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Johnnie_Mae_Seeley.mp4870 MBHD Version
Johnnie_Mae_Seeley.mp370.7 MBAudio Version

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Johnnie Mae Jackson Seeley was raised in Sarepta, Louisiana and moved to Ann Arbor with her husband Howard M. Seeley in 1954. She joined the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor where she was later crowned a Deaconess, and soon she became known for her culinary skills and hospitality, which led to some of the community's largest gatherings, first at her farm on the outside Ann Arbor and later on Beakes St. For years her garden provided food for Sunday communal meals and for the Human Service Project which donated food to homeless shelters.

Length: 01:17:19
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)