Dr. Serena Shivers

Dr. Sarena Shivers, Redford Union Schools Superintendent

Dr. Sarena Shivers came to Redford in 2015 to lead the Redford Union School District. She’s making history as the first black Superintendent of the district. Shivers has worked in education for over 20 years, including for Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Southfield Public Schools and districts in Indiana, Maryland and the Department of Defense. Thus … Continue reading Dr. Sarena Shivers, Redford Union Schools Superintendent

Redford Trustee Linda Jackson

Linda Jackson joined the Redford Township Board of Trustees last year after receiving more votes than any other candidate. Her election is historically significant because she is Redford’s first black Trustee. Jackson grew up in Detroit with a big family – she was one of five children. Her parents taught them “we could be whatever … Continue reading Redford Trustee Linda Jackson

Black History Month in Redford: Charles Bradley (The First Black Police Officer)

When Charles Bradley moved from Southern California to Detroit when he was 12, the thought of becoming a police officer wasn't on his radar just yet (<----see what I did there?). In fact, it didn't even cross his mind in high school or when he started college at Wayne State University for teaching. But one … Continue reading Black History Month in Redford: Charles Bradley (The First Black Police Officer)

Redford’s pumphouse becomes a “Home on Stilts”

I know what you're thinking..... "HUH?!" At the very end of Western Golf Course is a unique home. Before 1969, this low-lying parcel only contained a Township pumphouse. The brick structure served as the operations center for township sewage treatment. Sounds delightful, right? Observer photo of the pumphouse, published March 1969. After the Township vacated … Continue reading Redford’s pumphouse becomes a “Home on Stilts”

Board Members

Meet Your RTHC Board Members "Mac" MacDermaid Vice Chairperson  (view full bio here) Favorite photo or artifact in the museum: 7 Mile (on the left) connecting with Grand River Current research topics, projects, and events: - Centennial Homes project - The Lahser family - Redford Cemetery Walk - Movie in the Cemetery Favorite place in … Continue reading Board Members