On 10 March 1951, The Norfolk Journal and Guide covered ceremonies marking the dedication of the Wilson County Negro Library‘s bookmobile. The photo postdates the era generally covered in this blog, but is included for its depiction of several member of the Negro library’s African-American board, as well as Rev. Howard Farmer, a leader in the Elm City community.
Board of Trustees, Wilson County Negro Library, 1948: clockwise around the table, Willie Mae Freeman, Carter Foster, Anna Johnson, D’arcy Yancey, Barbara Foster, James Whitfield, Elizabeth Jenkins, G.K. Butterfield Sr., William Hines.
Willie Mae Freeman, Elizabeth Jenkins, Dora Dickerson.
Anna Burgess Johnson — Anna Johnson, born 1885, married Robert J. Johnson on 19 June 1910 in Warren County, North Carolina. The family lived in Virginia, Kansas and Arkansas before Father Johnson accepted the post at Saint Mark’s Epicopal Church in Wilson in the 1940s.