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Re: [CA] Los Angeles black newspaper

Dear Gail,

Thank you so much for asking around. Yes, we were back to visit our old neighborhood in November, for a terrible funeral (26 year-old cousin's sudden death from a brain aneurisym if that's spelled right) and we got to not only visit our adopted cousins there but walk our old walk, with 8 blocks of people running out for hugs and catching up. God, I loved that neighborhood, though it will not stay that way as long as houses cost a million and people have to earn that much. People working that hard don't have time to be neighborly. They hire security guards to do it for them.

The docs who founded West Adams hospital as listed in the LA Times Nov. 23rd, 1969, were: George F. Jackson, Andrew Jackson, William A. Beck, Ludlow B. Creary, Samuel Cotton, Ralph Bledsoe (his wife, I have found, was named Alyce) Basil Arthur, Moses Robinson, Herbert Williams and Gerald Nickerson. I believe it was either Creary or Bledsoe who was a lifelong Republican and a member of Negroes for Nixon. Even the name of that group makes me giggle, but the people interviewed said they supported Nixon because though they felt his programs were not supportive of people of color, they thought he was best for business and they believed the way black people would improve their situation was through entrepeneurship, so in a way, it made sense.

Did you or do you know any of these doctors? What and where did your father practice?

It's so nice to hear from you again.

Sally (my son, Abraham, age 6, also says hello.)

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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