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Re: Colored Columns in Local Papers
In Response To: Colored Columns in Local Papers ()
A column entitled "Colored Notes" appeared in the white newspaper "The Portsmouth Star" (Virginia) beginning in 1924, it was written by Jeffrey T. Wilson (1843-1929). Wilson was a former slave.
Along with wonderful information on individuals and what was going on in the area, he included reminises of events from the past.
Tuesday, Sept 24, 1924
"Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Canaday have the sympathy of friends in the loss of their son Eugene who died Monday in Norfolk. Mr Canaday was once a resident of Portsmouth."
Tuesday, Oct 14, 1924
"George Pearce is suffering from a lacerated hand, injured while chopping firewood. He did not lost a finger.
"One hundred years ago Marquis de Lafayette visited the city. Ye scribe didn't see him, but our mother did. She was a 16 year old girl at the time."
Wilson called himself "ye scribe"
Stacey Adger posted this on Facebook. It is a colored column from the Youngstown (OH) Vindicator, Nov 3, 1939.
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