The Ghosts of Elaine, Arkansas, 1919 | NY Books

Jerome Karabel, NY Books Elaine Massacre defendants Ed Hicks, Frank Hicks, Frank Moore, J. C. Knox, Ed Coleman, and Paul Hall. Scipio A. Jones, the group’s counsel, stands to the left. Source: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Central Arkansas Library System. Featured Image n America’s bloody history of racial violence, the little-known Elaine Massacre in…

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Juanita Abernathy, civil rights icon, dies | AJC

Rosalind Bentley, Ernie Suggs, AJC In this April 18, 1963 file photo, Coretta Scott King, left, the Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, center, and Mrs. Juanita Abernathy, leave Birmingham jail after visiting Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rev. Dr. Ralph Abernathy in Birmingham, Ala. Juanita Abernathy, who wrote the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery…

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A.L. Lewis: Florida’s first black millionaire remembered | NBC News

By Associated Press, NBC News Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole. Featured Image ERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — They called him Fafa. A.L. Lewis loomed large in the Jacksonville childhood of great-granddaughter Johnnetta Betsch Cole and her two siblings. With only an elementary school education, he helped found the Afro-American Life Insurance Co. in 1901 and became Florida’s…

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UVA grants full alumni status to black nurses who earned it decades ago | UVA Magazine

Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, UVA Magazine CLAUDE MOORE HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY. Featured Image ome 20 years ago, longtime friends Louella Walker (Nurs ’58) and Mary Jones (Nurs ’61) were browsing a former teacher’s estate sale when they unearthed a brown bag filled with black-and-white photos. Staring back at them were their own faces, alongside those of…

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