Browse Collections (10 total)

Agnes Thornton

Agnes Thornton, maiden name Andrews, was born November 11th, 1881 in Atlanta, Georgia to Grant and Elmira Andrews. With a tenacity that stayed with…

Contributors: Marques A. Vestal

Calvin Turner

Calvin Turner was born to John Turner and Nancy Turner in San Antonio, Texas, March 16, 1904. Turner’s father migrated from Florida to Texas, where…

Jerome Perry

Jerome Perry was born on April 29, 1911 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. His parents were Daniel L. and Alexandria Perry.

Jerome and his parents moved…

Contributors: Magdalyn Schmall

John Joe Thompson

John Joe Thompson was born to Frank Thompson and Amie Thompson in Marshall, Texas April 2, in or about 1891 and lived there until 1908. Over the next…

Contributors: Justin Christopher

John W. Price

John Price was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1916. He was brought to California by his mother, Rosilee, and his sister, Julie, in 1919. His…

Mary Alexander

Contributors: Olufemi O. Taiwo

Mathew Marmillion

Mathew J. Marmillion was born April 17, 1871 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Adam and Julia Marmillion. Mathew's father, born about 1840, was listed as a…

Contributors: Marques A. Vestal

Pauline Jones

Pauline Jones was born on February 4, 1912 in Emmot Arkansas. She had three siblings and just four years of formal schooling. At age thirteen, Jones…

Contributors: Araceli Centanino

Pearl Decuir

Pearl Decuir was born on March 7, 1902 in Eastaman, Georgia to John and Liney Rozier, she was one of nine siblings. Although the details and date of…

Contributors: Araceli Centanino

Walter Ward Harris ( AKA) Jimmy Marks

Walter Ward Harris was born March 30, 1901 to John Walter Harris and Louise Harris in San Jose California. By 1918, like many African American men,…

Contributors: Justin Christopher