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AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum Archive 3

Photo from 'The Courier' 30 Dec 1950
In Response To: Firefighters ()

While 'organizng' some old files I came across a copy of the Pittsburgh Courier, dated Saturday, December 30, 1950.

There is a photo of a Mr. M. F. Pursley. The caption under the photo states;

FINAL ENGINE RIDE - Hoseman M. F. Pursley, after a little over thirty (30) years service, is pictured as he takes his last ride on Engine 22 as he retired from the Oakland (Calif.) Fire Department, of which he has been working since May 1920. He holds a record of only missing four working days due to sickness during that time. Mr. Pursley is well known in fraternal orders. - Joseph Photo.

Hope this mention will be of some help to anyone researching Oakland CA, their Fire Dept. and possibly Pursley a descendant.

The feature article in this issue is "50 Years of Progress in Greek Letter Societies'. In a photo captioned THEY HEAD THE "GREEKS" are the leaders of seven national Greek-letter organizations. They are attending an October meeting of the American Council of Human Rights in Wash DC. From left to right and the names of their organizations are:

Dr. Nancy B. Woolridge of Hampton Institute.....Zet Phi Beta
Dr. R. O. Johnson of Atlanta Univ.............. Phi Beta Sigma
Miss Dorothy Height of New York.................Delta Sigma Theta
Atty. Belford V. Lawson of Washington DC........Alpha Phi Alpha
Mrs. Sallie Ruby Edwards of St. Louis...........Sigma Gamma Rho
Atty. J. Ernest Wilkins of Chicago..............Kappa Alpha Psi
Mrs. Edna Over Gray of Baltimore, MD............Alpha Kappa Alpha

note: Mrs. Gray has been succeeded by Mrs. Laura Lovelace of Cincinnati, OH.

Just a bit of 'nostalgia'.

Art Thomas...A Phi A...... life member #1207 :)


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