The Rapidian

oral histories

GRAAMA Royal Opening centers offerings of local African-Americans

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 12-20-2016 under NEWS

Until now, there have been few places to learn about the very first African-Americans to live in Grand Rapids. The Dutch heritage of early West Michigan settlers is often a driving narrative of Grand Rapids history, as well as that of Polish and...

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Join GGRWHC's Writing Bee to summarize transcripts of interviews with notable local women

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 10-13-2015 under NONPROFITS

The 1990s transcripts are of  interviews with notable local women whose perseverance and dedicated efforts contributed to making a positive difference in the Grand Rapids community. The “Writing Bee” will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday...

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