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    • Rev. Dr. A. J. Wilson

    • A. M. E. Church
    • Copy of a black and white newspaper photograph of the Rev. Dr. A.J. Wilson. Rev. Dr. Allen Jeffrey Wilson (1870-?) was the pastor of several A.M.E. churches throughout North Carolina, including Wilmington's St. Stephen A.M.E. from 1913-1917. ...
    • Sadie Plunkitt Vick

    • Actresses; Musical theater
    • Photograph of Sara Ann Plunkitt Vick. Sara Ann "Sadie" Plunkitt (1873-1957) was born in Manhattan, NY. She grew up in Manhattan and was a member of "The Belle of New York" theatrical company. She performed with the company in numerous productions...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Betty Foy Scavella

    • African American women
    • Newspaper clipping of Betty Foy Scavella. Betty Foy Scavella (1913-2010) was a New Hanover County, NC resident. Her funeral service was held at Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church and she was buried in Pollocks Cemetery in Scotts Hill, NC.
    • Victoria Lofton

    • African American women--North Carolina
    • black and white photograph of Victoria Lofton. Victoria Lofton (nee Williams) (1883-1949) was a very active member of the Wilmington black community. She led the local branch of the United Order of Tents, a mutual aid society for the black...
    • Mary Magaline Jefferson

    • African American women; Hampstead (N.C.)
    • Family photograph from obituary. Mary Magaline Jefferson (1934-2013) was born in Goochland, Va. Her parents were James Scott and Ella Watson Scott. She was a resident of Hampstead, NC.
    • Frederick Cutlar Sadgwar, Sr.

    • African Americans--History; Carpenters; African American business enterprises; Freedmen's schools and textbooks
    • Copy of a photograph of Frederick C. Sadgwar, Sr. used in a newspaper story honoring him at the Cape Fear Museum. Frederick Cutlar Sadgwar, Sr. (1843-1925) was a local carpenter who did much to promote African American businesses in Wilmington,...
    • Georgia Etta Orrell McClelland

    • American Legion. Auxiliary; Women
    • Pphotograph of an announcement that Mrs. Georgia Etta McClelland was elected President of the North Carolina Department, American Legion Auxiliary. Georgia Etta Orrell McClelland (1881?-1935) was the wife of Colonel Royce Stanley McClelland. She...
    • Neil Marcus Woodcock

    • Atkinson (N.C.); Pender County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners; World War II
    • Head shot used in newspaper article on Mr. Neil Marcus Woodcock's death. Neil Marcus Woodcock (1917-1999) was born in Atkinson, Pender County, NC. He was a 1933 graduate of Atkinson High School, and served in World War II for two and a half...
    • William Dougald MacMillan, Jr.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company
    • Portrait of William Dougald MacMillan from a Morning Star newspaper clipping. William Dougald MacMillan, Jr. (1872-1960) was born in Wilmington. He attended public schools in Magnolia, North Carolina and was employed by the Atlantic Coast Line...
    • Mary Frances Davis Worrell

    • Beauty contests; Women's choirs
    • Newspaper photograph of Mary Frances Davis Worrell used in her obituary. Mary Francis Davis Worrell (1936-2000) was born in Wilmington, NC. In 1953 she was the North Carolina Azalea Festival Teenage Princess. She was a member of the Senior...
    • Emma Bellamy Williamson Hendren

    • Bellamy Mansion Museum; Hendren, Emma Bellamy Williamson, 1902-1992
    • Newspaper photograph of Emma Bellamy Williamson from when she was the Banquet Guest of Honor at the Feast of the Pirates Banquet at the Cape Fear Hotel on June 12, 1929. She had been the Queen of the Pirates at the 1928 Feast of Pirates. Emma...

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