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Elginne Johnson’s Experience with Racism

Elginne Johnson’s Experience with Racism

Sophia Werthmann

December 8, 2014


Filed under LIVING MEMORIES, SERIES

Elginne Johnson remembers handing over her tied-together silver roller skates to a police officer when she was about nine years old. She and some friends had been skating on a sidewalk just around the corner from her house. “This lady got annoyed, and she would shoo us off, and we’d tell her, ‘this...

Hearing the Words of the Deaf

Hearing the Words of the Deaf

Elonah Kirk

November 1, 2014


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When the old car failed to start after a long day at work, Jasmine Milligan wanted nothing more than to go home. On that hot summer day, Milligan noticed that the noises surrounding her were getting quieter and quieter. After years of ear infections and hearing aids since the age of three, Milligan was...

A Pair Who Dig the Past

A Pair Who Dig the Past

Natalie Potter

October 28, 2014


Filed under LIVING MEMORIES

Hot weather, dodging holes, snakes, scorpions and spending months in the ground searching for thepast. This is the life, or part of it, of an archaeologist. From Tunisia to Egypt, Italy, Libya and Greece, husband and wife,  David Stone and Lisa Nevett have been digging around the world together for...

Danny Galloway : An Average Twentieth Century Life

Danny Galloway : An Average Twentieth Century Life

Sean Kiel-Locey

October 23, 2014


Filed under LIVING MEMORIES

Danny Galloway wanted to start earning money at the age of eight. Galloway, born in 1925, was surrounded by the Great Depression. The times were tough for everybody and jobs were hard to find, but that didn’t stop Galloway from going out and getting one. “The greatest thing I’ve learned in that...

Core to Corps

Core to Corps

Eleanor Olson

October 22, 2014


Filed under LIVING MEMORIES

"I discovered that it's not true, that you become a bigger success when you're a teacher, because you can affect children. You can change their lives."

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Bronwen Gates

Bronwen Gates

Alexandra Hobrecht

October 20, 2014


Filed under LIVING MEMORIES

On a rainy day in Lancaster, England, a young Bronwen Gates sat waiting for her turn to read aloud two paragraphs of David Copperfield. The other girls were not good readers, yet she dare not jump ahead for the fear of being caught. It was ultimate boredom, the dullest of the dull; for it was the outside...

Ms. Mary Dolan – An Independent Woman

Ms. Mary Dolan – An Independent Woman

Natalie Bullock

October 18, 2014


Filed under LIVING MEMORIES

Mary Radich once dreamed of being Mrs. Mary Dolan, but once she became a full time stay-at-home-mother of five children, her perspective on what it means to be an independent woman was never the same again. In 1952, Dolan graduated from Lindblom High School, which is in the South Side of Chicago,...

Life on the Border

Life on the Border

Jack Belden, writer

October 16, 2014


Filed under LIVING MEMORIES

Ron Zuniga grew up on the border between Arizona and Mexico, in a city called Nogales. “My mom used to send us across the border to buy corn tortillas because they were much better there,” said Ron Zuniga. “Being on the border, literally with only a fence in between, you just kind of went through.”...

Changing Education

Changing Education

Jenni Clancy

October 16, 2014


Filed under LIVING MEMORIES

After years of searching for a purpose, Deb Clancy decided to make the educational system better one school at a time. Clancy, an Ann Arbor resident for 24 years, works at Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) after being laid off from Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD). Her...

Keith Taylor

Keith Taylor

Sophie Swan

October 14, 2014


Filed under LIVING MEMORIES

A sixth grade boy’s world was turned upside down when he moved from western Canada to the United States. His voice was strange, his spelling was different and his classmates never failed to cruelly remind him of it. After being kicked out of school for refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance with...

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