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1. The Christian Recorder - AME Newspaper (tootncmon)

2. An Ugly Era in Illinois (

3. July History Notes (Forum)


Message: 1
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 20:52:27 -0500 (CDT)
From: tootncmon
Subject: [AfriGeneasMail_list] The Christian Recorder - AME Newspaper
To: Afrigeneas

The following are two notices found in the Christian Recorder from
November 26, 1870. I found this by accident in the newspaper database at Ministers are being requested to read these notices in church.

Do a search for "Information Wanted" in this newspaper and you will get
a number of entries. Many are repeats because they appear in more than
one issue of the Recorder.

ITEM #89313
November 26, 1870
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Information wanted of my father, Chas. Glenn, also my mother,
Sarah Glenn; also my sister Ludie; also my brothers Scott and Peter.
They lived near Chickentown, Campbell Co., Va. They belonged to a man
named Glenn. Any information please address Sallie Glenn, Box 192.

Here's another example:

ITEM #89387
December 10, 1870
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Information wanted of Molton Rogers Deshields, son of Levi and
Harriet Deshields, (supposed to be in California), who was taken away
from Jamestown, Summerset county Md., about six weeks before the
Emancipation, by Arthur Wolford, son of Deven Wolford, of Prince Ann.
$10 will be paid for any information of his whereabouts by his
Address 351 Hamilton Street, Albany, N.Y. Minister please publish.


Message: 2
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 21:00:51 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: [AfriGeneasMail_list] An Ugly Era in Illinois
To: Afrigeneas@Lists.MsState.Edu

Here is an interesting story. Especially for those of us who were born and
grew up in Chicago just east of Elgin, Illinois where I visited relatives who
worked in the Elgin Watch factory.

The Daily Herald published an article Monday, July 12, 2004, "An Ugly Era in
by staff write Tom O'Konowitz. The article covers some plantation slavery in
Illinois and mentions "Uncle Bob" Wilson who died in Elgin, Illinois 60 years
ago at the age of 112 years old. "Uncle Bob" was born a slave on a
plantation in Virgina and was believed, by
his own accounts, to have been a stud slave. It is felt that Illinois
historians do not want
the story told that Illinois had plantations and slaves.

To read the story go to:

Ed Adams


Message: 3
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 21:04:52 -0500 (CDT)
From: Forum
Subject: [AfriGeneasMail_list] July History Notes
To: AfricanAmericanRoots afrigeneas@Lists.MsState.Edu

**1894 July 16- A group of African-American miners in Alabama are killed by
striking white miners.

1973 July 15- [Mobile native] Willie McCovey becomes 15th major league
player to hit 400 Home Runs.

1951 July 14- The George W. Carver National Monument is dedicated in Joplin,
Missouri. This is the first national monument to honor an African

1968 July 14- Hank Aaron hit his 500th career home run in Atlanta, Georgia
leading the Braves to a 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants. (In April
of 1974, Hammerin' Hank will eclipse the old home run mark of 714
held by Babe Ruth.)

1864 July 12- George Washington Carver, African American botanist is born in
Diamond Grove, Missouri. He will receive a B.S. from the Iowa
Agricultural College in 1894 and a M.S. in 1896. He will become a
member of the faculty of Iowa State College of Agriculture and
Mechanics in charge of the school's bacterial laboratory work in the
Systematic Botany department. His work with agricultural products
develops industrial applications from farm products, called chemurgy
in technical literature in the early 1900s. His research will
develop 325 products from peanuts, 108 applications for sweet potatoes, and
75 products derived from pecans. He will move to Tuskegee, Alabama in
1896 to accept a position as an instructor at the Tuskegee Institute
of Technology and remain on the faculty until his death in 1943. His
work in developing industrial applications from agricultural
products will derive 118 products, including a rubber substitute and over 500
dyes and pigments from 28 different plants. He will receive the
Spingarn Medal from the NAACP in 1923. He will be responsible for
the invention in 1927 of a process for producing paints and stains from
soybeans, for which three separate patents were issued. George
Washington Carver will be bestowed with an honorary doctorate from
Simpson College in 1928. He will be made a member of the Royal
Society of Arts in London, England. Dr. Carver will be honored by U.S.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on July 14, 1943 when $30,000 is
committed for a national monument to be dedicated to his
accomplishments. The area of Carver's childhood near Diamond Grove,
Missouri will be preserved as a park, with a bust of the
agricultural researcher, instructor, and chemical
investigator. This park will be
the first national monument dedicated to an African American in the
United States.

1987 July 11- Bo Jackson signs a $7.4 million contract to play football for
the Los Angeles Raiders for five years. Jackson becomes a two-sport player
as he continues to play baseball with the Kansas City Royals.

FROM: Today in Black History


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