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My Black History Month: Cousin Ernest Hale

February 8th

Super cool to find this 1951 excerpt in The Clayton Record newspaper ands that my third cousin Ernest L. Hale was a teacher in Barbour County, Alabama.

The Clayton Record
17 Aug 1951

Source: The Clayton Record 17 Aug 1951

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Elizabeth Jennings Graham


Did you know? School teacher and church organist, Elizabeth Jennings Graham (abt. 1830-1901) won a lawsuit against New York’s Third Avenue Railway Company for ejecting her from a streetcar in 1854 because she was African American. There is a street sign named in her honor in New York City. To learn more about Elizabeth Jennings Graham click here

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