Recently opened collection: The Sybil and Jack Raeside Papers

Jack and Sybil Raeside In an interview with the Redford Observer in 2005 on the event of her 90th birthday, Sybil Raeside reflected on many of her life experiences. One was her first trip to Redford in 1929. She visited a drug store and tea room on the corner of 5 Mile and Beech Daly. … Continue reading Recently opened collection: The Sybil and Jack Raeside Papers

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

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)