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Narrator: William Michael Summers
Interviewer: Morris (Dino) Robinson
Transcriptionist: Audio Transcription Center
Subject-LOC: African Americans — United States — Evanston — Illinois — History 1960-2000 — Housing — Music — Recreation — Segregation — Social Conditions 1964-1975, 1975- —Suburban African Americans — Civil Rights —
Subject-IDA: African Americans Local History Oral History Domestic/Community/Social Life Sports Government
Description: William Michael Summers (Mike) was born and raised in Evanston, IL. In high school, he played football and his team later played and won championship in the Rose Bowl during the 1960s. Mike served as 5th ward alderman. His mother, Edna, also served as alderman. Mike speaks to issues surrounding housing in the area. This recording was part of the “Through The Eyes of Us” series.
Date Original: July 28, 1997
Coverage Geographic: 408101|Evanston|Populated Place|IL|17|Cook|031|420228N|0874124W|42.0411414|-87.6900587|||||187|614|
Coverage Temporal: 1940s - 1990s
Collection Publisher: Shorefront Legacy Center
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