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    Dale Rich, Photojournalist|Nov 17, 2022

    Members of the 102nd USCT, a Native American and members of the community gathered at the grave site of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Veteran, James Robinson, at the Historic Elmwood Cemetery on Veterans Day 2022...


    Dale Rich, Photojournalist|Feb 25, 2021

    Ozzie Davis, Ester Gordy Edwards, Michigan State Representative. George Edwards, Rosa Parks, and Mayor Coleman A. Young. Cobo Hall, 1974...

  • I met my Great Great Grandfather

    Dale Rich|May 7, 2020

    My great-great-grandfather was enslaved. His name was George Ward, the son of a "negro" mother and a Chickasaw Native American father. He told his story to an interviewer nearly a century ago as part of the Federal Writer's Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Mississippi. Ward was born on the Ledbetter plantation near Tupelo, Miss., and was later owned by the father of Dr. Edward Givhan. That plantation was 10 miles south of Pontotoc, Miss., and was where Ward labored... Full story

  • The150th Anniversary of the Fifthteenth Amendment

    Dale Rich, Photo Journalist|Feb 13, 2020

    Dale Rich in partnership with the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH) Detroit, presented a 150 year celebration of the 15th Amendment. " "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude." The First Vote On Feb. 3, 1870 the Fifteenth Amendment was the last of the three reconstruction amendments to be ratified. It gave all male... Full story

  • Happy 90th Birthday John Conyers, Jr.

    Dale Rich|May 16, 2019

    John Conyers, Jr. was a long-serving United States Congressman from the 13th District of Michigan, an area that includes metropolitan Detroit. He resigned in December of 2017. Born during the Herbert Hoover administration, John Conyers grew up in Detroit and served in the U.S. Army from 1950-54, during the Korean War. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University in 1957, and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the same school in 1958. Conyers went to work for Congressman John... Full story


    Dale Rich|Nov 8, 2018

    DETROIT - Active member of the Underground Railroad, recruiter of Michigan's Colored Infantry, entrepreneur and one of Detroit's most impassioned and important black leaders, George DeBaptiste will be honored Nov. 12, 2018 at a brief Veterans Day memorial service at his gravesite -- Section C, Lot 24 -- at 12:30 p.m. at historic Elmwood Cemetery. Under the auspices of the Detroit Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH - Detroit), the service will include a wreath... Full story

  • Tributes to Aretha

    Dale Rich|Aug 30, 2018

    Photos by Dale Rich - Photo Journalist... Full story


    Dale Rich|Mar 29, 2018

    In honor of Women's History Month, noted researcher and photographer features shots of four prominent African-American heroines, including Gloria House, Michelle Obama, Coretta Scott King and Winnie Mandela. Rich, a noted photographer and researcher, photographed all four women over several years. Gloria House may not be as well known as the other three women, but she is no less important in terms of her contribution to civil rights. In fact, she nearly lost her life fighting for the cause. Dr.... Full story

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