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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Chicago Negro Tells of Her Experiences

Civil Rights March
While going through old family papers, I came upon this little bizarre piece of history.  It appeared in the summer of 1963.  Click the link.

At first, I thought it couldn't have been written by a Black person, but upon doing a Google search, I did find Sallie Mae Lewis and the article.

I don't usually post controversial topics on my blog but this was just so unusual, I felt I had to share.  If anyone knows more about this article and story, feel free to comment.  Please note, however, that all comments will be moderated.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

New Municipal Building of Natchez, Mississippi 1903 - 1924

I've been going through boxes of family photos and documents, and came across this little gem, which is known today as Natchez City Hall.  Two of my relatives are listed herein:  C.F. Patterson, my great uncle, who was a judge, and lived right across the street from where I live now.  We knew him as Judge Charlie Patterson.  Also W.H. Pritchartt, who was my great grandfather and was an alderman.  I've included a photo of him as a young man, taken in 1852 at the Strauss Photo Studio, 1818 Franklin Avenue, St. Louis, MO.