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    • St. Thomas The Apostle Church

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    • Gothic Revival style church built for Roman Catholic parish established January 1, 1845. Home church of The Rev. Thomas F. Price (1860-1919), co-founder of the Maryknoll Fathers, a missionary order, and James Gibbons (1834-1921), first Vicar...
    • Robert L Henry

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    • Newspaper clipping of photograph. Robert L. Henry (1939- ) was a loan officer at the North Carolina National Bank in the 1970's, working his way up from the position of a messenger.
    • Mosley House

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    • Some interior framing and architectural features survive from early structure built for William Mosley (1812-1895), businessman; and wife, Margaret Mills (1824-1870s). Enlarged and altered in Queen Anne style when inherited by Levi McKoy Mosley...
    • Charlie Henry, Jr.

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    • Newspaper clipping of photograph of Charlie Henry, Jr. Charlie Henry, Jr. (1941-2006) was born in Jacksonville, FL, and was married to Bertha Henry. Retired from the United States Army with the rank of Major, he was a life member of the Alpha Phi...
    • Snipes-Taylor House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Elmer Burriss Snipes (1884-1949), native of South Carolina, Independent Ice Company salesman; and wife, Catherine “Kate” Estelle Bell (1884-1941). Purchased in 1933 by Robert Robinson Taylor...
    • St. Stephen A.M.E. Church

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    • Late Gothic Revival style church built for African Methodist Episcopal congregation organized in 1865. Contractor and church member Lewis Hollingsworth designed the building. Other congregants worked as master carpenters and masons. Notable...
    • James Loftin

    • African American cemeteries;African Americans--History
    • Photograph of James Loftin (Lofton?), probably at Pine Forest Cemetery. James Loftin is the Superintendent of Pine Forest Cemetery, a pre-Civil War African American cemetery in Wilmington, NC that is the final resting place of many notable African...
    • James Benson Dudley

    • African American educators; African American newspaper editors; African American freemasonry; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    • Studio portrait of James Dudley. James Benson Dudley (1859-1925)was born in Wilmington, NC, to John Bishop and Annie Hatch Dudley, who were slaves of Edward B. Dudley, Governor of North Carolina. He majored in elementary education at Shaw...
    • Clyde Simmons

    • African American football players; Philadelphia Eagles (football team)
    • Head shot of Clyde Simmons. Clyde Simmons (1964- ) was born in Lane, SC. He went to New Hanover High School in Wilmington, NC and graduated from Western Carolina University. He was a 9th round draft pick for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1986 as a...
    • James Harold Davis

    • African American mayors; Southport (N.C.)
    • Head shot used in a newspaper article on James Harold Davis. James Harold Davis (1939-2003 ) was one of Southport's leading citizens in the 1970s. He was Mayor Pro-Tem of Southport from 1976-1978, Town Clerk, City Alderman, and Vice Chairman of...
    • Jessie McNeil

    • African American men
    • Photograph of Jessie McNeil. Jessie McNeil (1911-2002) was a resident of Wilmington, NC, and was married to Wilbert McNeil (1915-1981).
    • Levy Odel Gaillard

    • African American music teachers; Brunswick County (N.C.); New Hanover County (N.C.)
    • Photograph of Levy Odel Gaillard used in his newspaper obituary. Levy Odel Gaillard (1952-2004) was born in Charleston, SC, and passed away in Wilmington, NC. He taught for 28 years in New Hanover (E. A. Laney High School) and Brunswick...
    • Robert Smith Jervay

    • African American Newspapers
    • Robert Smith Jervay Robert Smith Jervay (1873-1941) was born in Summerville, S.C. He moved his family to Wilmington in 1911 for the better educational opportunities, and started a printing business called Jervay Printing. In 1927 his son Henry...
    • Thomas C. Jervay

    • African American newspapers; African American--History
    • Thomas Clarence Jervay with President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House. Thomas C. Jervay (1914-1993) took over the leadership of his family printing and newspaper business after his father passed away. In 1945 he changed the name of the...
    • Rev. D. J. Sanders

    • African American Newspapers; African American Churches
    • Rev. D. J. Sanders Rev. D. J. Sanders (1845? -1907) became the pastor of the Chestnut Street Presbyterian church on May 15, 1874, a small Carpenter Gothic and Italianate style church with a African-American congregation, that still stands on...
    • Mary Alice Jervay

    • African American Newspapers; African American women; African American--history
    • Photograph of Mary Alice Jervay. Mary Alice McNeill Jervay (1874-1948) was the wife of Robert Smith Jervay, who started a Wilmington weekly newspaper for African American readers in 1927 called "The Cape Fear Journal." She was originally a...
    • Amelia R. Martin

    • African American nurses
    • Photograph of Amelia Martin wearing a silver dress and matching hat. Amelia Martin (1940- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. She graduated from Williston Senior High School in 1958 and the Community School of Nursing in 1962. She was the second black...
    • Katherine Howe King

    • African American Nurses; St. Agnes Hospital (Raleigh, N.C.)
    • Katherine Howe King, nurse, with her charge. Katherine Howe King (1882-1948) was the daughter of John Harris Howe (who built many homes in Wilmington, NC) and Abbey Jane Waddell Howe. She went to St Agnes College in Raleigh, NC, one of the most...
    • Dr. Leroy W. Upperman

    • African American physicians
    • Photograph of Dr. Leroy W. Upperman. Dr. Leroy Wenford Upperman (1913-1996) was the first resident physician at the new Community Hospital built in Wilmington, NC in 1939. He entered private practice in Wilmington in 1941, and was very active in...

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