February Meeting

Our next meeting will be held at 1:30 pm on Sunday, February 24, 2019 in the Education Center Auditorium of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital at 5305 Elliott Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Our speaker will be Rozlyn Kelly.
"Michigan Roots: African American Migration in Michigan"
This presentation will discuss the migration of African Americans to Michigan in the mid-1880s, prior to the Great Migration from the south. Individuals who migrated from Canada and Kentucky to Detroit, Marquette, and Midland will be discussed. In addition, the story of an individual who migrated from Southern Illinois to Ypsilanti in the mid-1930s will be presented.
The class, beginning at 3:15 p.m., will be:
"What's in a Name?"
presented by GSWC members Marcia McCrary, Sheila Most, and Omer Jean Winborn
tds 1/28/19 


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