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    • 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...
    • Hubert Eaton, Sr.

    • African American Physicians; Eaton, Hubert A. (Hubert Arthur), 1916-1991; African American tennis players; Segregation
    • Studio Portrait of Hubert Eaton, Sr. Hubert A. Eaton, Sr. (1916-1991) was born in Fayetteville, NC. He received his Bachelor of Science from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte NC in 1937, and went on to the University of Michigan, where he...
    • Robert Chestnut and Edward Gibbs

    • African American Pilots
    • Post WWII African American flying school, Wilmington, Chestnut on left and Gibbs on right in picture. Edward Albertis Gibbs (1919-1969) was a civilian flight instructor in Tuskegee, Alabama during WWII. In 1947 he started the Atlantic School of...
    • George R. McCracken

    • African American police chiefs; Southport (N.C.)
    • Southport police chief George R. McCracken talking on the radio in his patrol car. George R. McCracken (1941-2013) joined the Southport Police Department in the 1960s, becoming one of the first black police officers in the state of North...
    • Lear Vivian Henry Clemmons

    • African American professional employees; African American Women
    • Photograph of Lear Vivian Henry Clemmons. Lear Vivian Henry Clemmons (1919-2007) was born in the Myrtle Grove Sound area of New Hanover County, NC. She was an alumna of the Williston Industrial High School Class of 1938, and a member of the Mt....
    • William Benjamin Gould and sons

    • African American Sailors
    • William B. Gould, seated, a veteran of the Civil War and his six sons, including three First Lieutenants, One Major in the Reserve, and two Privates. William Benjamin Gould was a contraband, a slave who escaped to behind Union lines during the...
    • Lendward Simpson, Jr.

    • African American tennis players
    • Lendward Simpson, Jr. speaking at a memorial service for Dr. Hubert Eaton. He is discussing the time he caught a fish hook in his ear and Dr. Eaton treated him. Lendward (Lenny) Simpson, Jr. (1948- ) was born at New Hanover Hospital, and attended...

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