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A Few Picture Memories from My Time Living in Cleveland, OH and Ann Arbor, MI During the 1970s

14 Jun

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Working for the Cleveland Press as a paperboy. My first paying job when I was 12 years old.

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When I was 13 yrs old, I worked one day for Mr Frato. I cleaned up the garage, emptied the garbage, mopped the floor etc. I even went out on one of the garbage collection trucks. Mr Frato came into the garage, and saw me working. He asked me how old I was. I told him that I was 13. Later he told the man who had hoped that I would get hired for that position; that I was too young to work there. I was not even paid for the day’s work. Years later, I was saddened when I heard that Danny Greene had killed him. I have never believed the story that Mr Frato tried to shoot Greene first.

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Mayor Carl Stokes the first African American mayor of a major American city

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The relaxer I started putting in my hair when I was 13 years old. This stuff burns like hell.

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Houlihan and Big Chuck 

 

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Big Chuck, Houlihan and Little John.

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WIXY  the AM radio station I listened to as a teenager. I later graduated to the FM station WMMS.

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The kind of phone I used to call WIXY, what seemed like a hundred times to enter the Psychedelic Painted, VolksWagen Beetle car contest. Which I miraculously won, at the final drawing. Although I didn’t know how to drive. It was my first of the four cars that I owned before I learned how to drive, ten years later.

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Shaw High School, East Cleveland

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Addison Junior High, Cleveland

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Hodge Elementary School, Cleveland

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Crispus Attucks Elementary School, Cleveland

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Their poetry jolted my soul to the core when I was 15 years old.

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Around the same time I started listening to The Stooges.

My love for the Stooges made me want to visit Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Iggy Pop Live

CINCINNATI – JUNE 23: Iggy Pop of the Stooges rides the crowd during a concert at Crosley Field on June 23, 1970 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Tom Copi/Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images)

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Picture of Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

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CLEVELAND MUSEUM

(Cleveland Museum Decker) The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1916 building. credit Cleveland Museum of Art

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Part of the University of Michigan campus, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Digging simulated bomb crater in Ann Arbor. When this was tried on the main campus of the University of Michigan the riot police arrested the diggers.

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One of the free rock concerts during the 1970s at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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A peace rally draws opponents of the Vietnam War to the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor

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The White Panther Party Building and some of the members in Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

Elijah Muhammad, the man responsible for the most important change in my life, when I was a teenager.

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