African American

And People of Color



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Dr. Dolores Smiley, formerly from Albion, with Artist Jerome Washington. 
A recent showing of the Hall of Fame at Kellogg Center, Albion College.
Mildred Biggs
Mildred Biggs 
39 Years of valued service to Albion Public Schools.
First black principal of an integrated school in Albion's history.
Bachelor's degree from Talledega College in Alabama
Master's degree from U of M
Graduate work at MSU, Univ.  of Detroit, Western.
Specialist degree in  administration from U of M.
Named principal of Dalrymple school in 1969.
Received Sojourner Truth Meritorious Service Award from the Nat'l Assoc. of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club.
Boss of the Year by the Albion Jaycees.
Active in many church, NAACP, recreation and Camp Fire activities.
Served on the Albion Council of Racial Understanding. 
Albion Human Relation's Commission.
Van Washington
Dr. Von Washington
Professor at Western Michigan University. Actor. Playwright, Director and professor of Black Studies.  Native of Albion.
Barbara Gladney
Barbara Gladney
Worked for the United WAy of Homer and Albion. Poet. Motivational Speaker. Teacher of Afro-American History.  Underground Railroad.  W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  United Arts Council.
Charles Henderson
Charles Henderson
Coaching for Albion Public School for over 20 years.  Former teacher of the year.  Former coach of the year.
Daniel Boggan
Dr. Daniel Boggan Jr.
At the N.C.A.A., Dr. Daniel Boggan oversees the education resources, professional development, research, sports, science and youth programs.  Graduated from Albion College in 1967. 
Winner of the distinguished Alumni Award at Albion College in 1991. 

Formerly vice-chancellor of business and administrative services at the University of California, Berkeley
City manager of Berkeley, California
County administrator of Essex County New Jersey.
Native of Albion. 

Harry Bonner Harry Bonner, Sr.
Minority Program Services.
Executive Director, South-central Substance      Abuse Commission.
Extension 4-H Youth Programs.
Albion Alliance 2000.
Calhoun County Board of Health.
Albion Action Center Advisory Board.
Community Education Board.
Albion Homer United Way.
NAACP Back to School-Stay in School project.
Black Family Reunion.
Kwanzaa Institute for Youth Development. 
Albion Human Services Coordinating Council. 
African American Leadership Institute.
Martin Luther King Celebration. 
Black & Proud Mentoring Program.
James McIntosh James McIntosh
First black ever elected to Albion City Council
2nd precinct council seat.
Calhoun County Board of Supervisors, 
9th district position.
Albion Planning Commission, 13 years.
Recreation Board, 8 years.
Sheldon Memorial Hospital, board of trustees, 12 years.
Vice chairman, Calhoun County Commission on Aging.
Namesake of park on Dean Drive, 
Albion's northwest side.
Honorary grand marshall for the Festival of the Forks parade in 1984.
Died in 1990.
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The African American and People of Color Michigan Hall of Fame
is sponsored in part by Minority Program Services of Albion.
For more information, contact:
Jerome Washington
P.O. Box 68
Albion, MI 49224
(517) 629-3840
All art work and text © 1998 Jerome Washington

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