VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: LAURA CARTER CALLOWadmin2021-02-15T17:20:28+00:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Laura Carter Callow
b. October 20, 1927
“Laura Carter Callow is the Susan B. Anthony of Michigan” – Helen Milliken, First Lady of Michigan
Educator, Artist, Activist. President of Livonia’s League of Women Voters, 1968 and served on the Women’s Advisory Committee of Schoolcraft College from 1970 to 2009. Founding member of the Northwest Wayne Chapter of the National Organization for Women, 1972. Helped form the Michigan ERAmerica coalition, 1976. ‘Point of View’ radio program for WJR Detroit, 1977 – 1986. Appointed by Gov. William Milliken as a delegate to the White House Conference on Families held in Minneapolis, MN. Served as a member and chair of the Livonia Human Relations Commission and President of the American Association of University Women, Livonia Branch. Recipient of numerous awards in recognition of her efforts, including the Susan B. Anthony Award from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2008.
Interviewed by James Callow Jr., January 2021
Photo 1. College graduation, 1951. Photo 2. Laura featured in the Detroit News Magazine, 1981. Photo 3. Laura receives honorary degree from Schoolcraft Community College, (l to r: Joan Gebhardt, Trustee; Laura Carter Callow; Conrad Jeffress, President) May 2007. Photo 4. Laura honors Ruth Bader Ginsburg, October 2020.