Pershing High School
John J. Pershing High School is a public high school in Detroit, Michigan, United States. It is a part of Detroit Public Schools. It is in Conant Gardens, in proximity to the residential areas. It also serves Krainz Woods.
In 2014 a teacher used a broom to attempt to break up a fight between two students; as a result, she was fired by the EAA. A video of the fight had been posted online. Later the EAA offered her back a job, but she declined, and in 2015 she sued the EAA in federal court.
- Mel Daniels, former ABA All-Star and MVP, 2x ABA MVP, 7x ABA All-Star, inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
- Glenn Doughty, former NFL player for the Baltimore Colts, later founded the Shake and Bake Family Fun Center and the Career Information and Training Network
- Abdul "Duke" Fakir, former member of the Motown act, the Four Tops
- Larry Foote, former NFL player and current assistant coach for the Arizona Cardinals, 2x Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers
- Spencer Haywood, former NBA All-Star and NBA champion, inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
- Willie King, former professional basketball player in the National Basketball League
- Marvin Lane, former MLB player for the Detroit Tigers
- Brenda Lawrence, former mayor of Southfield, Michigan and member of the US House of Representatives
- Tim Meadows, actor and comedian, former member of Saturday Night Live
- Michael "Clip" Payne, musician for Parliament-Funkadelic since 1977, often referred to as "The Man in the Box"
- Paul Seal, former NFL player for the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers
- Ralph Simpson, former NBA player, 5x ABA All-Star
- Ted Sizemore, former MLB player and the 1969 National League Rookie of the Year, CEO of the Baseball Assistance Team
- Steve Smith, former NBA All-Star and champion, Olympic gold medalist in the 2000 Summer Olympics
- Levi Stubbs, lead vocalist of The Four Tops, Stubbs and fellow band member Fakir met each other at Pershing High
- Kevin Willis, former NBA All-Star and champion, second oldest NBA player in history
- James "J Dilla" Yancey, music producer and rapper, late member of the group Slum Village
References and notes
- Home. Pershing High School. May 24, 2001. Retrieved on October 31, 2013.
- "Pershing High alums celebrate 75 years." The Detroit News. April 6, 2005. Retrieved on November 6, 2012. "What made Pershing different was that it was built in the Conant Gardens[...]"
- "Conant Gardens produced talent." The Detroit News. June 20, 2001. Retrieved on November 6, 2012. "The Conant Gardens neighborhood near Pershing High School never [...]. Conant Gardens is bounded by East Seven Mile, East Nevada, Ryan and Conant." - Also in "Conant Gardens' inspiring past comes alive." The Detroit News. June 28, 2001.
- "High School Boundaries - 2012/13 School Year." (Archive) Detroit Public Schools. Retrieved on November 1, 2012.
- "4.-Kettering-High-School-Kettering-West-Wing.pdf." (Archive) Detroit Public Schools. p. 2. Retrieved on November 1, 2012. "Fisher Building – 14th Floor 3011 W. Grand Boulevard Detroit, MI 48202-2710"
- AlHajal, Khalil. "Teacher fired for using broom to break up Detroit classroom fight." MLive. May 6, 2014. Retrieved on May 8, 2014.
- "Detroit teacher fired after breaking up fight with broom." Fox News. May 6, 2014. Updated May 8, 2014. Retrieved on May 8, 2014.
- Zaniewski, Ann. "Teacher who used broom to break up fight sues EAA" (Archive). Detroit Free Press. June 9, 2015. Retrieved on July 3, 2015.
- Maynard, Micheline. "Levi Stubbs, 72, Powerful Voice for Four Tops, Dies." The New York Times. October 17, 2008. Retrieved on November 7, 2012.
- "Willie King". Peach Basket Society. Blogspot. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
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- Ellis, Vince (August 16, 2012). "Ex-Spartan, Piston Ralph Simpson fond of his ABA, Pershing days". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved August 19, 2012.
- "Stars mourn Four Tops star Stubbs." BBC. Tuesday October 28, 2008. Retrieved on November 7, 2012.