Wilson Daily Times, 27 August 1947.
During the summer, college students returned to sing with their former choristers in
‘ Handel’s Chorus. Hartford Bess
Mary Gilchrist — in the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 707 Viola, Canon Gilchrist, 38; wife Ruth, 32; and children Dorothea, 15, Mary L., 12, Gene, 11, Bella M., 5, and Janey V., 2.
— probably, in the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: Virginia Ward Preston Ward, 38, widower; sister Annie, 26; and children James P., 20, Alonza, 18, Johnny Lee, 17, Rosa, 14, Virginia, 12, Sylvester, 10, Ruby, 8, Doris, 6, and Golden, 2.
Clipping courtesy of J. Robert Boykin III.
The Africo-American Presbyterian, 15 September 1938.
Calvary Presbyterian Church Rev. O.E. Sanders —
(1886-1978), Presbyterian clergyman, native of South Carolina. Otto Eugene Sanders Mrs. A.L. Sanders —
Annie Lonza Goins Sanders (1907-1964), teacher, Moore County, North Carolina, native; wife of Rev. Sanders. Connie Freeman —
Connie Hendley Freeman Banks (1915-2006), daughter of and O. Nestus Willie Mae Hendley Freeman. Bessie Joyner —
, daughter of Bessie Mae Joyner Redden Eddie and Annie Joyner. Oris Langley —
Orris Lydia Langley Randall (1917-1994), daughter of and Jarrette Lydia Savage Langley. Edna Grey Taylor —
(1921-2011), daughter of Edna Gray Taylor Desvigne and Roderick Mary John Pender Taylor. Randall James —
Randall Roland James (1916-1981), son of Randall R. and Lizzie Darden James. Lucy D. Artis —
(1922-1989), daughter of Lucy Dawson Artis Moss Jesse A. and ) Sophia Dawson Artis Helen A. Whitfield —
Helen Alice Whitfield Tate (1918-1998), daughter of and James A. Lillian McNeil Whitfield. William Knight —
(1916-2011), son of William Nelson Knight James H. and Ada Green Knight. Delores Robbins —
(1920-2003), daughter of Delores Robbins Coleman James D. and Louise Davis Robbins. Annie F. Crawford —
(1921-??), daughter of Annie Frances Crawford Clarence and . Maggie Barnes Crawford Alphonse Heningburg
Carter Foster —
(1914-1955), son of Carter Washington Foster and Walter Rosa Parker Foster. Bernard Moore —
(1910-2000), son of Bernard Michael Moore and Lee A. Virginia L. Moore. Jessie Lassiter —
(1914-1989), son of Jesse C. Knight Lassiter Jr. Jesse C.K. and Lessie Dew Lassiter. Sarah Taylor —
(1918-1978), daughter of Sarah Gaither Taylor McMillan and Russell B. Viola Gaither Taylor. Laura Taylor —
Lauraetta Janet Taylor (1916-1977), daughter of Russell B. and Viola Gaither Taylor.
Betty Best Monte Vick —
Monte L. Vick Cowan (1918-??), daughter of and Samuel H. . Annie M. Washington Vick Susie J. Jones —
(1914-1995), daughter of Susie Jane Jones Carpenter John A. and Bettie Hinnant Jones. Vertist Crawford —
Vertist Armenia Crawford Edwards (1917-1999), daughter of Clarence and Maggie Barnes Crawford.
Hattie M. Barnes George W. Wilkins Jr. —
George Washington Wilkins Jr. (1917-1972), son of and G. Washington Nancy Adams Wilkins. William Howell —
(1921-2004), son of William Harry Howell Harry and Annie Thompson Howell. David E. Holden —
David Edward Holden (1916-2003), son of Edward and Gussie McClammy Holden. Sadie Williams —
Sadie Louise Williams (1912-1976), daughter of Clifton and Ometa Moore Williams. Alvis Hines —
Alvis Ashley Hines (1918-1981), son of Ashley and Mattie Barnes Hines. Clarence Best —
Clarence Herman Best (1019-1994), son of and Clarence B. Geneva Smith Best.
Mary Thomas Nora A. Mitchell —
Nora Allen Mitchell Jones (1919-??), daughter of Frank and Alice Best Mitchell. Ximenia Moore —
, daughter of Lee A. and Virginia L. Moore. Xzimena Moore Clyde Dickerson —
(1921-1997), daughter of Clyde Joan Dickerson Faison . Fred and Almeter Edmundson Dickerson
Romaine Blount Virginia Artis —
(1917-2006), daughter of Virginia Maye Artis Reid Lawrence and Emma Hedgepeth Artis.
Beulah C. Bowers Ethel G. Howell —
Ethel Gray Howell (1919-1997), daughter of Harry and Annie Thompson Howell. Roselyn Whitehead —
Rosalyn Augusta Whitehead (1918-2006), daughter of Henry and Victoria Ennis Whitehead. Johnnie M. Brewington —
Johnnie Marion Brewington (1916-1964), son of Neal and Emma Moore Brewington. Anderson Holden —
(1908-??), son of Ed and Gussie McClammy Holden. James Anderson Holden Charles Lassiter —
Charles Brantly Lassiter (1917-1946), son of John M. and Mamie Sanders Lassiter. Howard Fitts Jr. —
(1921), son of Howard Monroe Fitts Jr. and Howard . Courtney Plummer Fitts Aurelia Lucas —
(1920-1997), daughter of Aurelia Janet Lucas Hagood . Henry and Mamie Battle Lucas Doris Freeman —
(1920-2003), daughter of Doris Patricia Freeman James and Julius . Pattie Hagans Freeman
— Melton (1920-1992), daughter of Mary Tena Melton John and Cora Barnes Melton. Frederick Reid —
(1912-1982), son of Carl Frederick Reid and J.D. . Eleanor Frederick Reid Doretha Farmer —
(1912-1992), daughter of Doretha Hunter Farmer Will and Mary Whitehead Hunter.
Mary J. Barnes
Katie Powell Georgia Cook —
(1917-1970), daughter of Georgia Eugenia Cooke Gant Jerry and Clara Godette Cooke. Gracie Swinney —
(1919-1997), daughter of Gracie Beatrice Swinney DuPree Samuel and Georgia Rickett Swinney. Lossie Haskins —
L, daughter of ossie Dorothy Haskins Robert and Gertrude Haskins. Annie Cooke —
(1921-??), daughter of Jerry and Clara Godette Cooke. Annie Elizabeth Cooke Dickens Fitzhugh Reid —
(1920-??) Jesse Fitzhugh Reid
Ruth M. Potter Maude J. Yancey —
Maude Josephine Yancey, daughter of . Darcy and Leila Ireland Yancey
Freddie Cooper Montes Hooker —
(1922-1990), daughter of Montez Colesse Hooker Boatman Gray F. and Bettie Caddell Hooker. James F. Coley —
James Frederick Coley (1921-??), son of . Rufus and Sarah Sherard Coley Kenneth McK. Shade —
Kenneth McKinley Shade (1907-1951), son of . Isaac and Emma Green Shade Herbert O. Reid —
(1916-1991), son of J.D. and Eleanor Frederick Reid. Herbert Odell Reid Robert E. Vick —
(1908-2001), son of Samuel H. and Annie Washington Vick. Robert Elliott Vick
1930s, Children, Church, City of Wilson, Education, Newspapers and tagged Calvary Presbyterian, church service, college, education, Sanders on .
October 25, 2017 7 Comments
In March 1945, the
Torchlight, a student journal at Atlantic Christian College — a small college founded in Wilson in 1902 — published this surprisingly progressive review of Lillian Smith’s Strange Fruit:
“True, the affair between Tracy and Nonnie is disturbing; but an illicit affair
should be disturbing, regardless of a situation of mixed races. No, the love affair is not Lillian Smith’s problem; the thing she points out with capital letters is the question: What are we going to do about the Negroes in our country, the Negroes who are thinking and desiring a new life? And that question is one we must answer soon. If Lillian Smith has awakened one person to the cruelty involved in a false, unscientific belief in racial superiority and to a consciousness of the white people whose misused power has produced a spiritual degeneracy, her purpose has been accomplished. …Revolting, shocking book? Yes, for those who cling to the past!”
1940s, Arts, Civil rights, Education, Segregation and tagged anti-racism, book review, college, Lillian Smith, progressive, Strange Fruit on .
July 3, 2016
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