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The Role of HBCUs in the Marches on Washington
History is a political enterprise. All who set out to chronicle the past are motivated by ends that some are honest enough to disclose, By William H. Lamar IV and others are deluded enough to deny. I prepared for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Feedom by reading serious works of history. David J. Garrow’s magisterial Bearing the Cross is regarded as one of the best biographies of Martin Luther King, Jr. His research is exhaustive, and his storytelling is captivating. In his chapter on Birmingham and the March on Washington, Garrow tells the story of the march from above, through the thoughts and actions of noted leaders like King and Rustin and Randolph and Wilkins. By no means does Garrow ignore the throngs of ordinary people who descended upon the Federal City and gave the march its power, but he focuses his work on the big names and their struggles, successes, and failures. William P. Jones’s recently published The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights focuses on the philosophy that gave birth to the march squarely within the radical, progressive politics of labor unions and their allies, who sought economic justice in the nation. I will leave it to the reader to opine about the motivations behind these two fine books. As I reflect on the march, I am interested in the intellectual formation of those who led it and participated in it. Who taught them? What did they read? What ideas fed their activism? What fueled the critical machinery that allowed them to judge truthfully themselves, this nation, and this world? I am clear about one fact. At the fountainhead of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was the work of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and their commitment to preparing students to think clearly and to
bend the world toward justice. Would there be a King without Morehouse? A Myrlie and Medgar Evers without Alcorn A & M College? A Whitney Young without Kentucky State? A John Lewis without Fisk? A Daisy Bates without Shorter College and Philander Smith? The ideas that undergirded the march were emblematic of the social engineering that characterized HBCUs for generations prior and in the best instances characterize HBCUs today. To be sure the HBCU is complicated, populated by scholars and students whose political ideologies are by no means monolithic. Both Andrew Young and Stokely Carmichael (Kwame’ Toure) are sons of Howard University. Wilberforce asked Bayard Rustin to leave after he organized a strike to protest the poor quality of its cafeteria food. There are conservatives and progressives and radicals within the ranks, but liberation remains the order of the day. Here we are 50 years later. The impetus for the Aug. 24, 2013 march has yet to subside. There is as much need for jobs and freedom in 2013 as there was in 1963. Too many of our fellow citizens lack jobs that pay living wages and the freedom necessary to move through the American maze unrestricted by caste, color, and control of the many by the moneyed few. If America does indeed have a soul capable of redemption, the wellspring of such hope likely sits in the classrooms of Florida A & M University, my alma mater, Spelman College and North Carolina A & T State University. There, they must hear lectures by men and women of the lineage of W. E. B. DuBois and Benjamin E. Mays, of Howard W. Thurman and Mary McCleod Bethune. The ancestors and the times are summoning these young men and women, just a few years younger than John Lewis and his SNCC peers when they began their civil rights work, to dismantle today’s injustices with new methods, new language, and new symbols. In its own way, the HBCU made the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom possible. Today’s HBCU must make meaning of its legacy for its students, who must work tirelessly to usher in a better society and more just world.
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Jennifer Body of Her Slain N Voices from theHudson Marchand Relatives Identify Ben Jealous Jesse Jackson
By Alan King AFRO Staff Writer
Founder, Rainbow PUSHJennifer Coalition Hudson and other relatives positively identified “Now there are the economic gaps, the job gaps, the health care gap, the housing gap, the wage gap.”
sport-utility vehicle sought in connection with the murder of Hudson’s mother and brother. The white, 1994 Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license
“We need cooperation and legislation. It’s not really motivation. We are very motivated. There are a lot of motivated speakers that inspire people. That’s a good thing.”
“We went from being denied to vote - to the White House. It’s quite a journey.”
ON HOPE Courtesy Photos “Hope is the only weapon that underprivileged Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Darnell Donerson who people have. If we give up hope, thekilled, grape as willwell as her brother, Jason. was Jessr Jackson and Ben Jealous become the raisin. We must stand up and fight back.” with their families plate X584859 was found on the body of her 7-year-old Chicago’s West Side after nephew Monday, just hours police received a 7 a.m. call after his body was found in a
from a neighbor about a suspicious vehicle. The man noticedNAACP Pres. the vehicle while walking his dog. According to the Chicago“Turnout today is great. This will Tribune, the boy had been shot go down as one of the most diverse multiple times in the back seat Marches on Washington and probably of the vehicle. The SUV, registhe most grass-roots.” tered to Hudson’s murdered brother, was towed with the boy’s body inside and is being processed by evidence technicians and workers. The body “The most important thing is people will leave here commited was later removed and taken to to going home and doing the hard work. There’s plenty of things the Cook County Medical happening – whether it’s raising the minimum wage, to getting rid of Examiner’s office. stand your ground or restoring the right to vote – people have been Hudson and other family planning and organizing for weeks and this will just put winds in our members arrived at the Medical back as we go into the fall and next spring with very serious fights we Examiner’s office mid-afterJulian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew. noon to identify the body. must win.” Given the choice between lookA spokesman for the office the murders but is being held in ing directly at the body or told the newspaper that Hudson jail for parole violation after viewing it on a wall-mounted ON VOTING “Eventually, the future will catch up with places like North Carolina and Florida and Texas.”
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“She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional mome
“remained strong for her famibeing convicted of attempted violen ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijackIn f “She held hands with her fami- ing. Cook County records show home, ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he pleaded guilty to both and ho was obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also Former Mayor of San Francisco kiss th National Urban League president moment.” convicted in 1998 for possesing the The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle. Jason. “This is a commemorative event ON THIS DAY Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison in “Ev of the efforts of 50 years ago, but it’s “Obviously, it’s a renewal of the struggle. been missing since Friday, 2006 after serving seven years throug a continuation of that event. Because when a relative found Julian’s And a reminder that the struggle continues. for the attempted murder and West, what’s on my mind are today’s challenges. grandmother, Darnell car hijacking charges. The same reason that brought King and his area to No wonder and Dallas Cowboys players Challenges By Alan of jobsObama’s and thecampaign economy.is Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The boy remained missing crowd here in 63’ exists today, except in aKing far have t to distance him the on Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend in Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, AFRO Staff Writer Schoolstrying and education. Thefrom attacks more sophisticated threatening manner.” young group, saying, “Barack Obama among the names submitted to in his grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers voting rights, the need to reform the for wh Never Organized election officials. Presidential candidate John the 7000 block of South Yale criminal justice system.with TheACORN.” cindit of health Hurd said those workers, who But Obama’s ties to ACORN run McCain’s attack on ACORN – Avenue. dispatities in this nation. Todays issues. And long and deep. He taught classes were doing those things without Associated Community it is a time of committment. renewal An Amber Alert – a desig“Progress for me is only measureable for ACORN. They even And endorsed ACORN’s knowledge or permisOrganization for Reform Now – nation for high-risk missing and continuation. “ by how few people are still suffering him for President. sion, were fired. confirmsnot the success of the children – was issued Friday by how many have gained.” organization, the head of the But now ACORN is in trouble. “The evidence that has surafter Julian was discovered Reporter: There are at least faced so far shows they faked group says. missing after the murders. 11 investigations across the “This is testimony to the work forms to get paid for work they Police arrested William country involving thousands of didn’t do, not to stuff ballot ON CHILDREN we’ve done and success we’ve Balfour, the missing boy’s stepCOMPARING 1963 to 2013 reason why we brought the children fraudulent ACORN boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the“Thepotentially had,” Maude Hurd, president of father and estranged husband “When you know that the unemployment is they need forms.to experience this. They needof Julia, at his girlfriend’s victim of fraud, not the perpetraACORN, said in an interview is at the level that it is, when youwith know to understand what thisMassive is about. They need Announcer: voter tor of it. thethe AFRO. Southside apartment Marc Morialseveral and family education level is where it is, you absolutely Hurd said the only thingsto knowfraud. Andare the here Obama why we andcampaign have this hours after “When this attack started, we the murders. know that you’re not doing any better.” bogus are the charges them- experience paidand more thanmemories $800,000 toetched an in Balfour’s mother, Michele, has had just announced that we had these Willie ACORN front out lives. the vote registered 1.3 million new Brown vot- Jr.selves. And factcheck. org their souls for the restforofget their “ told reporters that her son had —Compiled by Byron Scott agrees. efforts. ers,” she said. “That’s just to say nothing to do with the slayings. It concluded, “Neither Pressuring banks to issue risky that someone’s running scared Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson ACORN nor its employees have loans. Nationwide voter fraud. because of ACORN’s success.” been found guilty of, or even Barack Obama. Bad judgment. McCain, who is running for Blind ambition. Too risky for president on the Republican tick- charged with, casting fraudulent By Krishana Davis services.” votes.” America. et, lashed out at ACORN in the AFRO Staff Writer D.C.problem Mayor came Vincent Gray The about pri- told the crowd of supporters that final debate against Barack livelihood D.C. residents is tooSince deeply intertwined with marily because of of the way McCain’s comments, Obama, contending the group “is the SQUARE HIGH ACORN operates. Rather than 87government offices have been The words “Free D.C.” rang from theverge voices of hundreds federal government. He said ifACORN’s the federal shuts on the of maybe perpetrat- the rely on city volunteers, it pays peobombarded with threats and ing one the greatestwho frauds in of District of Columbia residents and theirofsupporters down, services would also stop. “Trash won’t get picked ple, many of them poor orup,” unemracist mail. gathered Aug. 24 at the D.C. War voter history in this country, said Gray. ployed, to sign up new voters. day after the presidential maybe destroying the fabric of Memorial to demand statehood from “So much The of King’s dream has come The idea was to help both those debate, vandals broke into the democracy.” Congress. to fruition, but not D.C. statehood,” said being registered and those doing organization’s Boston and Seattle Factcheck.org, a non-partisan During the pre-March on Gray. “We need to do more than rally the registration. offices and stole computers. Web site, found those claims to Washington rally, supporters said be selfKing would say NOT ON TH BREAD Maud explained, “Wehere havethis a morning… After a Cleveland representative “exaggerated,” with “no evigovernance for D.C. residents wasdence of any such democracywe need to yell and scream, but then we zero tolerance policy for deliber- appeared on TV, an e-mail was one of the last issues supported bydestroying Dr. need to work.” ate falsification of registration.” sent to the local office saying she fraud.” Martin Luther King Jr. that has yet toHurd believes the McCain Members the to Washington, Most news account neglect to “isof going have her lifeD.C. ended.” Statehood supporters A worker in Providence, R.I., be addressed. of Kappa Alpha Psi charges were politically motivat- point out that ACORN isalumni chapter required by law to turn incame all rega threatening sayRep. Eleanor Holmes Norton ed. to thereceived rally with signs for call D.C. LEFT RIGH slogan, “No taxation without representation.” istration forms. And theystatehood. also fail ing, “We know you get off work She said, “Because it’s low(D-D.C.), a non-voting member of the “We will no longer be a city who hosts marches, but whose to note that it was the organizaat 9” andJr., uttered racial epithets. and moderate-income people, House, said statehood is a necessity Robert Jenkins eastern province statehood is denied,” said Norton. “Do not march around us, do tion, in many instances, that first A caller to one office left a and people of color, I believe the for the residents of the District of senior vice polemarch for the fraternity, not march over us.” brought the phony registrations message on the answering McCain campaign thinks those Columbia. She called it “a continuing said while he lives in Silver Spring, During a break between speakers, former D.C. mayor and to the attention of authorities. machine, saying: “Hi, I was just voters are going to vote struggle.” he supportscalling the district’s forthat now councilman, Marion Barry, forcefully approached the The McCain camp apparently to let youright know Democratic, which is not neces“D.C. statehood is the most sarily true.” statehood. Barack He saidObama it is time fortoresidents stage to tell supporters that the time is ripe for district residents isn’t interested in those fine needs get invisible, ironically left over businessACORN is no stranger to to put political pressure on the points, preferring to air misleadhung. He’s a (expletivefederal deleted) to finally get their right to statehood. from the March on Washington,” controversy. governmentnigger, by withholding taxes. ing ads that seek to link Obama and he’s a piece of “Turn the damn music off, this isn’t the time for that,” said A statehood (expletivewanted deleted). guys Norton told the AFRO during the rally. “Our fraternity toYou make it are Barry. “Let’s do something radical.” For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting fraudulent, and you need to go to organizationsupporter has fought at for social his political support. “Statehood is a package of rights… clear the rally for lowMcCain: I’m John McCain People come here to get votes, butand weeconomic justice that we hell. All the niggers on oak trees. and I approve this message. and moderate-income can’t vote.” support They’re gonna get all hung hon1 BANANA Announcer: Who is Barack Americans. With 400,000 memNorton, who was a volunteer worker at the 1963 march, D.C. statehood,” said Jenkins. eys, they’re going to get assassiObama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna get killed.” ber families organized into more said statehood status for the District would mean an end to “It’s a part of the fundamental Another message said, “You baptism performed at warp than 1,200 neighborhood chapcongressional interference in D.C.ters budget and assure rights thisambition. country After that col- liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive speed.”ofVast in 110matters cities nationwide, D.C. residents of voting representation in both chambers ofseen every a right to deleted). Welfare bums. You lege, hecitizen movedhas to Chicago. ACORN has over the years Congress. be represented and issue guys just (expletive deleted)a Healthy Female Volunteers Needed organizer. its share of criticism while advo- Became a communitythis The District is one of six territories non-voting transcends themet borders of come to our country, consume There, Obama Madeleine catingwith for affordable housing, every natural resource there is, Stress and Anxiety Research Study Talbot, part of the Chicago representation in Congress. D.C.” living wages, healthcare for the and make a lot of babies. That’s branch of ACORN. He was so underserved— while organBut some progress has been made for districtand residents. In According to Norton, all youNational guys do. And then suckof Mental Health is conducting a clinical research study impressive thatD.C. he was asked to izingto voter drives. The Institute 1963, residents were granted the right voteregistration for president. Washington, residents up the welfare and expect everytrain the ACORN staff. But none has been as withering with an experimental drug to determine if this drug may reduce stress and Before then, the last presidential candidate D.C. voters cast pay more taxes per capita one else to pay for your hospital What did ACORN in Chicago and baseless as this one. anxiety. The effects of the drug will be compared to an approved anti-anxiety ballots for was Thomas Jefferson in 1800. to the federal government bills forand your kids. jus’ say let an inactive pill. engage in? Bullying banks. With the presidential election drug to a Iplacebo, The choice of location for the statehood rally was also than residents of any other Before age five, every room is a cl your kids die. That’s the best Intimidation tactics. Disruption less than two weeks away, symbolic. Rob Marus, spokesperson for Mayor Vincent Gray, jurisdiction in the country. You Just may if you are: move. let be youreligible children die. of business. ACORN forced ACORN’s detractors allege the Fun learning opportunities are everywhere. Simple said the D.C. War Memorial was chosen as thehas rally location it is time stand Forget about paying for hospital bankssaid to issue risky to home loans. organization engaged in mas- She ▪ A healthy woman between 21-50 years of age counting and identifying shapes activate a child’s learn because it is the only memorial in sive the voter District dedicated this of injustice bills for them.toI’m not gonna do diet restrictions Theagainst same types loans that registration fraud after up ▪ Willing follow certain and help them enter school more prepared. That’ specifically to its residents. The memorial stands as a testament screaming the district’s it. You guys are lowlifes. 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Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
D.C. Residents Demand Statehood at Pre-March on Washington Rally
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They Worked to Conquer Jim Crow
50 Years Later, Civil Rights Activist Dorie Ladner Reflects on Freedom’s Struggle By Zachary Lester AFRO Staff Writer Dorie Ladner was a 21-year-old SNCC volunteer who had been among a group of students who had attended a meeting with Medgar Evers the night before he was assassinated. John Lewis was an activist who had been raised in a small Alabama town. Frank Smith had faced death threats registering voters in Mississippi. Eleanor Holmes Norton was a young lawyer who had gained a reputation for demonstrating sharp intellect and steely courage standing toe to toe with corrupt law enforcement officials as she went to bat for wrongly arrested activists. They spent time during their young years working on the front lines in the war against oppression—lobbying for passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, the Voting Rights Act in 1965 and the abolition of a bevy of discriminatory policies—they headed to the nation’s capital to become activists of different sorts. Ladner became a social worker who championed those who were mentally disabled and faced other health considerations. Lewis became a congressman. Frank Smith served on the D.C. Council, then founded and now runs the African American Civil War Museum. Norton was elected to the House of Representatives, where she has fought for a vote for her constituents, among a myriad of other causes. As the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington has been celebrated, their contributions
Library of Congress Unveils ‘A Day Like No Other’ Photo Exhibit
have been highlighted. Several were involved in the commemoration. Lewis spoke at the 2013 March on Washington on Aug. 24. Norton led a rally for D.C. statehood at the War Memorial, with Barry in attendance. Smith held a reception for members of the movement. Ladner shared her experiences on MSNBC on the Rev. Al Sharpson’s program. Ladner, of Northwest Washington, remembers being at the Lincoln Memorial on the day of the march. It was a heady time for the Hattiesburg, Miss., native and Tougaloo College student who cut her teeth on the movement attending NAACP meetings in Jackson. She attended with her sister Joyce Ladner, who went on to become education Dorie Ladner administrator. There are
Dorie Ladner, former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, Dr. Frank Smith, Bob Zellner and guests at the African American Civil War Memorial & Museum Reception for veterans of the movement. Photos by Andrea “Aunni” Young.
Photo Courtesy of the Library of Congress
A young man stands in front of the Washington Monument during the 1963 March on Washington holding a copy of the Washington Afro-American newspaper. By AFRO Staff In commemoration of the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) recently unveiled a photo exhibition at the Library of Congress complete with snapshots from the historic event. Lewis, who is the last living speaker from the 1963 march program, opened the photo exhibition Aug. 28. The collection, titled “A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington,” features 40 black-and-white photographs from newspapers and independent photographers who participated in the march. The library also made available for one day only a display of treasured documents and materials related to the march on Aug. 28. The artifacts included a copy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, two versions of John Lewis’ speech and chief organizer Bayard Rustin’s original planning notes for the march, among many other documents. The exhibit, located in the library’s Graphic Arts Gallery, is free and open to the public. It’s scheduled to run through March 1, 2014.
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photographs of the sisters standing in the speakers’ area. “I came to the march in 1963 because I was sick of it,” Ladner said. “Medgar Evers had been killed. We had gotten Fannie Lou Hamer off the plantation. We couldn’t vote. I had been arrested in 1962 for picketing a Woolworth’s [variety]. I wanted something to be done.” Ladner worked in Atlanta gathering material for the King Center before heading to D.C. “After getting fired, I went to work for the Fulton County [Ga.] Health Department working with people with disabilities and substance abuse [issues],” she said. “I got married. My husband, who was Ethiopian, wanted to move here because he wanted to live around more Ethiopians. Plus, I wanted to go to grad school.” Ladner earned a master’s in social work from Howard before embarking on a career as a social worker and health activist. She chose to work at the grassroots level to allow her the freedom to continue to protest. “If I had been a bureaucrat, I would not have had the ability to get out and demonstrate,” she said. Barry, who was working on his doctorate in chemistry at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, was the first president of SNCC. He said he was asked by James Forman, an African American civil rights leader , to move to D.C. to be the first head of SNCC and open a local SNCC chapter in the District, which was then 70% Black. “I was with SNCC,” he said. “We were the revolutionary arm of the movement. And we had some skepticism about the march initially. We had been hearing about it. But once we found out what was going on, and who was sponsoring it, and what the issues were, we joined right in. I had never been to Washington before. So I got here on [Aug.] 27. I found Washington to be sleepy, southern town. And we met that morning and made it to the march.” He and Ladner remembered that march organizers were concerned that Lewis, known for straight talk, might say something that would offend the less militant people in the audience. “We fought that battle,” Barry said. “We got them to understand, that if he didn’t speak nobody would speak. And it worked out.” This study is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health
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August 31, 2013 - September 6, 2013, The Afro-American
Crowd Celebrates 50th Anniversary
March 2013 Participants as Varied as Their Reasons for Attending AFRO. “I want to make sure we can keep our voting rights. We fought so long to get it, I want to make sure we keep it.” The participants were jubilant. From RFK, where hundreds of buses lined up, to the Metro stations en route to the Lincoln Memorial to the National Mall, where tens of thousands converged for the historic event, the mood was cheerful. A feeling of camaraderie pervaded. Women with children in strollers were assisted by young
were fighting 50 years ago for the same concerns that Blacks have today. She came on a bus with 55 others to witness change. The first buses started arriving about 6 a.m. at RFK Stadium “People need to put aside our differences with race and in Northeast Washington. political party to work together as brothers and sisters, so we They carried families, church groups, members of won’t perish as fools,” she said. “Unfortunately, here we are 50 organizations and others who had paid for seats on chartered years later. We are still fighting for the same thing.” buses. The thing they had in common was a desire to relive The Rev. Jamal Bryant, pastor of Empowerment Temple the famous 1963 March on Washington for Church in Baltimore, told the AFRO that the Jobs and Freedom by participating in the 50th march was a call to the young. anniversary event on August 24. “We are passing the baton on a new Civil William Kilpatrick, 70, of New Haven, Rights Movement taking place,” he said. Conn., who retired from the military, came As some of the prominent Black leaders with a group of about 50 family and friends prepared to take the stage at the pre-march rally who wore yellow shirts identifying them as at the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Family was members of the New Haven branch of the hustled down Lincoln Memorial Circle by three NAACP. He said he did not participate in security guards, accompanied by their attorney, the 1963 March because he was serving his Benjamin Crump. country in Germany. “We’re blessed to be here,” Tracy Martin, “My heart was there but I wasn’t physically Trayvon’s father, told the AFRO. [there],” Kilpatrick told the AFRO as he stood Local residents, who are used to large D.C. inside the gates of RFK Stadium about 7:30 crowds, said the pre-march rally and parade a.m. “I have been waiting to do this for a long were among the best events they had ever seen. time. This is something I’ve wanted to do for “It’s a wonderful day between the weather 50 years.” and the presence of the people,” said the Peggy Cause, 52, and her son Michael Rev. Condie M. Clayton, 71, a retired D.C. Cause Jr., 24, who came from Long Island, police officer. “This is long overdue because N.Y., were befuddled by the fare card machine we should have addressed these problems long at the Smithsonian Metro stop. They had ago.” arrived at the station near the rally and parade Clayton said he attended the 1963 March on route early only to find out that they needed to Washington, but not as a participant. He was Photo by Alexis Taylor directing traffic near the parade route. return to the Stadium Armory stop near RFK to Many participants wanted to send a message to their own people about positive meet family who were unsure of how to get to Lee S. Harris, 37, of Augusta, Ga., made collective power and an end to Black on Black violence. the Lincoln Memorial. his third trip to Washington, D.C. for the Peggy Cause said she came out to fight for march. Harris was in the District previously for justice for Trayvon Martin and other young President Obama’s inaugurations in January Black men who are often not protected by law enforcement and men who were walking with friends. Couples held hands. Little 2009 and earlier this year, in January. the courts. girls skipped. Senior citizens were walked slowly or pushed Known as the “Button Man,” he makes a living selling “I’m fighting for rights,” said Peggy Cause,” youth advisor along the sidewalk by family and friends. political buttons for major events. of the NAACP on Long Island. “I’m fighting for Trayvon. I There were merchants hawking T-shirts with the likeness of “Buttons! Buttons!” he yelled at passersby. “Come and get have a lot of kids in my program that look just like Tryavon.” Trayvon Martin, Emmett Till and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. your buttons! Just $1!” Michael Cause, a chef, said he was marching because of There were for sale posters, buttons, tote bags, keychains and Harris said he was there to commemorate the historic March threats to voting rights, including the U.S. Supreme Court’s all sorts of memorabilia featuring the faces of President Obama as much as to ply his wares. decision to change certain aspects of the Voting Rights Act of and First Lady Michelle Obama. “I’m here to celebrate the 50th anniversary today,” he said. 1965. Standing on the lawn next to the Reflecting Pool, Stefanie “I wasn’t able to be here for the March in 1963, but I read my “I wasn’t here in 1963, but I know the history,” he told the Williams, 45, of St. Louis, said her parents told her that people history on it.” By Courtney Jacobs and Blair Adams AFRO Staff Writers
Continued from A1 down Independence Avenue past the Martin Luther King, Jr. with Black progress have been addressed, many remain. Like the ground that we have already made and be sure that nothing Memorial, to the Washington Monument, where the group several other dignitaries, he criticized the U.S. Supreme Court’s is taken from us. Because there are some efforts to turn back dispersed. While the audience was predominantly Black, the decision to strike down critical parts of the Voting Rights Act of the clock of freedom.” group also included Whites, Latinos, Asian Americans and 1965 and demanded that Congress move to restore them. A March on Washington commemoration was also Native Americans. A veteran of the Civil Rights Movement who has been on scheduled on the actual anniversary, August 28, when President Fifty years ago, King, then a young preacher who had been the front lines fighting for justice since the early 1960s, Lewis Obama and former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter unofficially designated the voice of the Civil Rights Movement, was injured when a bus carrying Freedom Riders was attacked were scheduled to participate. A bell-ringing ceremony was spoke of segregation, racism and job discrimination and the with a Molotov cocktail on Mother’s Day 1961 in Anniston, planned for 3 p.m. dream that his people would overcome them in his famous “I Ala. He suffered a serious blow to his head on the Edmund King III, who was a small boy when his father was Have a Dream” speech. At the Aug. 24 march, whose theme Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., on March 7, 1965, when peaceful assassinated just five years after the original march, told the was “Realize the Dream,” the same concerns were echoed by protesters were brutally assaulted by police. crowd that he was “humbled” at the notion of standing where a cadre of the nation’s most respected leaders, who urged the “We cannot give up. We cannot give out. And we cannot his father had stood. crowd to make jobs and justice the priority of the freedom give in,” Lewis told the audience. “I gave a little blood on the “Like you, I continue to feel his presence,” he said. “Like movement going forward. bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the right to vote. I am not going you, I continue to hear his voice crying out in the wilderness.” Rev. Joseph Lowery, co-founder of the Southern Christian to stand by and let the Supreme Court take the right to vote As the pre-march rally started, dozens of Washington, Leadership Conference, implored the crowd to “agitate” for away from us. You cannot stand by. You cannot sit down. You D.C. residents gathered at the nearby War Memorial to change, the same message Frederick Douglass used as his got to get up, stand up, speak out, get in the way and make demand statehood for the nation’s capital, led by Rep. rallying cry more than 120 years before. some noise!” Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and D.C. Mayor Vincent C. “Everything has changed and nothing Gray (D). has changed,” Lowery said. “We came to The Rev. Al Sharpton, commentator and Washington to commemorate, but we are going founder of the National Action Network, one home to agitate.” of the organizations that presented the day’s Speakers at the pre-march rally included events, gave a powerful keynote address that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder; Martin started off with a reminder to those who believe Luther King, III; Myrlie Evers-Williams, the struggle for civil rights is no longer relevant. widow of martyred civil rights activist Medgar “Civil rights didn’t write your resume, but Evers; and the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, who drew civil rights made someone read your resume,” applause and cheers when he was recognized he told the crowd. “Don’t act like whatever you for his service to the struggle by the Rev. achieved, you achieved because you were that Al Sharpton, one of the event’s organizers. smart.” The speakers also included Simeon Wright, a Sharpton called for stronger gun control cousin of Emmett Till, the Chicago teenager legislation to stem the violence that victimizes whose brutal lynching by racists in Money, so many African Americans and challenged Miss., in 1955 touched off the Civil Rights threats to voting rights. He told marchers when Movement and Sybrina Fulton, the mother confronted with a request for a photo ID at a of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, voting poll, “take out a photo of Medgar Evers” whose fatal shooting by neighborhood watch or another civil rights martyr. Then, he turned his attention to young men. volunteer George Zimmerman in 2012 sparked “Don’t you ever think that men like Medgar protests and activism around the nation. Evers died to give you the right to be a hoodlum Several people in the crowd told the AFRO or give you the right to be a thug,” he said. that they believe that King’s dream has been at least partially realized, though they cited Photo by Alexis Taylor He added, indirectly referencing music with Trayvon’s killing and Zimmerman’s acquittal Hundreds of union members from teachers to communications workers and healthcare misogynistic messages that is part of popular culture, “I don’t care how much money they as signs that justice is still elusive for Blacks, professionals took to the capitol. give you, don’t disrespect our women. No especially young men. matter what they promise you, make it clear that And while African Americans head Fortune you know that Rosa Parks wasn’t no ho’ and Fannie Lou Hamer 100 companies, the double-digit unemployment rate for Blacks, Evers-Williams, who buried her husband, the Mississippi wasn’t no bitch.” which is always significantly higher than it is for Whites, shows field secretary for the NAACP, two months and two weeks Walking down the parade route from the Lincoln Memorial that economic freedom has not been achieved, they said. before the 1963 March, after he was ambushed by a cowardly to the Washington Monument, led by their Black leaders, “My kids go to an integrated school and I live in a assassin in front of his house, asked that a new meaning be marchers carried signs with messages like “ Freedom,” “No predominantly White neighborhood where I feel welcome, applied to the “Stand Your Ground” reference, much touted Justice No Peace” and “We March to End Racial Profiling.” most of the time,” said E.J. Perkins of Los Angeles. “My wife since the slaying of Trayvon at age 17. Participants said they believe the march will revive an and I worry that our son may have an encounter with the police “I find myself saying, ‘What are we doing today? Where activism that was all but extinguished in the so-called postand end up hurt. I have several friends who are out of work. I have we come from? What has been accomplished? And, racial America. am able to provide for my family, but I am sure that my White where do we go from this point forward?’” she said. “I think “Fifty years ago, thousands of people came to support and male coworkers make more than me. So yes, there have been of one thing that has been played over and over in the past few unify a nation, particularly people of color,” the Rev. Barbara some advances, but no, we are not there yet.” months…’Stand your ground.’ And we can think of standing Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), believed to be the only person your ground in the negative, but I ask you today to flip that coin Ridgley, 70, of Fort Washington, told the AFRO. “We came today with new commitments to address old issues that still who addressed the 1963 march who remains alive today, told and make ‘stand your ground’ a positive thing for all of us who exist.” the audience that while many of the issues that interfered believe in freedom, justice and equality, that we stand firm on
The Afro-American, August 31, 2013 - September 6, 2013
NAACP Freedom Fighter Breakfast
President Obama’s Meeting with African-American Faith Leaders
President Barack Obama met with faith leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Aug. 28 to discuss the anniversary of the March on Washington and how civil rights and equality are closely tied to voting rights and closing the gap on education, unemployment, and access to health care.
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The Newseum in D.C. played host to the United States Postal Service Aug. 23 for the first-day-of-issue public ceremony for a new Forever stamp commemorating the 1963 March on Washington. Rep. John Lewis and Gabrielle Union were among the celebrities on hand to unveil the new stamp, which was officially dedicated by Lewis and Deputy Postmaster General Ronald A. Stroman.
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August 31, 2013 - September 6, 2013, The Afro-American
Marching Orders for the Future
Now that we’ve had two events at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, it is important to remember a few things about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. beyond his “I Have a Dream” speech. The question is always asked: What happens after the marches are over? Demonstrators left Washington, D.C. in 1963 determined to change George E. Curry the American landscape. Consequently, we had passage of the 1965 Civil Rights Act, the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 1968 Fair Housing Act. Those laws were passed not because of a speech in the nation’s capital, but because of the hard work and dedication of people at the local, state and national level to bring about change. While the “I Have a Dream” speech might have been Dr. King’s most popular oration, it was not his most substantive one. In 1963, Dr. King etched a prosaic picture of what America should look like in the future. But a far more important one was his “Mountaintop” speech, delivered in Memphis the night before he was assassinated. In that speech, Dr. King outlined a plan for economic empowerment and told us how to strengthen our institutions to accomplish that goal. He reminded us, “Always anchor our external direct action with the power of economic withdrawal.” Dr. King explained, “We don’t have to argue with anybody. We don’t have to curse and go around acting bad with our words. We don’t need any bricks and bottles, we don’t need any Molotov cocktails. We just need to go around to these stores, and to these massive industries in our country, and say, ‘God sent us by here, to say to you that you’re not treating his children right. And we’ve come by here to ask you to make the first item on your agenda—fair treatment, where God’s children are concerned. Now, if you are not prepared to do that, we do have an agenda that we must follow. And our
agenda calls for withdrawing economic support from you.” He urged us to “strengthen our Black institutions” by patronizing them. Instead of placing so much emphasis on what Dr. King said in 1963, we should look at what he was doing at the time of his death. He was organizing a Poor Peoples Campaign, a trek to Washington, D.C. to dramatize the urgent need to help the least among us. After President Lyndon B. Johnson shifted his focus from the War on Poverty to the war in Vietnam, Dr. King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) launched an effort in 1968 to seek economic justice for poor Blacks, Whites, Latinos and Native Americans. The idea was to have another March on Washington that would force political leaders to address the issue of poverty. “We ought to come in mule carts, in old trucks, any kind of transportation people can get their hands on,” King said. “People ought to come to Washington, sit down if necessary in the middle of the street and say, ‘We are here; we are poor; we don’t have any money; you have made us this way… and we’ve come to stay until you do something about it.” SCLC continued the Poor People’s March after King’s death, erecting a tent city on the Mall. After six weeks, demonstrators were evicted. Today, the poor are still suffering. Poverty is defined as a family of four being able to live on $23,021 a year. Today, a record 46.2 million people –15 percent of the U.S. population – are living in poverty. One of the goals of the 1963 March on Washington was a minimum wage that could lift a family of four out of poverty. They demanded that the minimum wage of $1.15 an hour be increased to $2 an hour. As a report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) titled, “The Unfinished March: An Overview,”
‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ As the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, many are discussing what Dr. King would say to the nation and world today. But his message to us today is as clear as it was 50 years ago if only we could hear, heed, and follow his warnings about what we need to do to make America America. Just as Biblical prophets were rejected, scorned, and Marian Wright dishonored in their own land Edelman in their times, so was Dr. King by many when he walked and worked among us. Now that he is dead, many Americans remember him warmly but have sanitized and trivialized his message and life. They recite the “I Have a Dream” part of his August 1963 speech but ignore its main metaphor of the promissory note still bouncing at America’s bank of justice, waiting to be cashed by millions of poor and minority citizens. He worried that we were missing God’s opportunity to become a great and just nation by sharing our enormous riches with the poor and overcoming what he called the “giant triplets” of racism, materialism, and militarism. In his last Sunday sermon at Washington National
Cathedral, Dr. King retold the parable of the rich man Dives who ignored the poor and sick man Lazarus who came every day seeking crumbs from Dives’ table. Dives went to hell, Dr. King said, not because he was rich but because he did not realize his wealth was his opportunity to bridge the gulf separating him from his brother and allowed Lazarus to become invisible. He warned this could happen to rich America, “if we don’t use her vast resources to end poverty and make it possible for all of God’s children to have the basic necessities of life.” At Dr. King’s death in 1968 when he was calling for a Poor People’s Campaign, there were 25.4 million poor Americans, including 11 million poor children, and our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was $4.13 trillion. Now, national wealth and income inequality are at near record levels while hunger, homelessness, illiteracy, fear, and hopelessness stalk millions of children and adults across our land. Isn’t it time to ask ourselves again with urgency whether America is missing once again the great opportunity to be a beacon of hope and justice for the least among us, beginning with our children, who are the poorest Americans? The day he was assassinated in Memphis Dr. King stated that America hadn’t yet committed to paying the real price—in actual dollars and cents—of equality: “There are no expenses, and no taxes required, for Negroes to share lunch counters, libraries, parks, hotels, and other facilities with whites. But, he said, “the real cost lies ahead . . . Jobs are harder and costlier to create than voting rolls. The eradication
Dr. King Would Criticize Obama
As America commemorates the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom I am compelled to ask the following question: Would Dr. King be invited to speak at upcoming events to commemorate the March? If you get past the marketed “Dream” reference in the “I Have a Dream” speech and understand that it was an indictment of America or read Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence or Dr. King’s last book Where Wilmer Leon Do We Go From Here, Chaos or Community? you can rest assured that today Dr. King would be in opposition to America’s backing of the assassination of Muammar Gaddafi, drone attacks, indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay, NSA wiretapping, mass incarceration, and the Obama administration’s failure to speak forcefully about poverty in America. From that premise one can only conclude that if Dr. King were alive today, those within the African-American community who are engaged in stifling honest, critical analysis of the administration’s policies would not allow Dr. King on the dais. On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. King stated, “Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today,
signed the Emancipation Proclamation…One hundred years later, the colored American lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.” Today according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate stands at 7.6 percent and 15 percent in the African-American community. Today, “in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity,” according to Bread for the World, “14.5 percent of U.S. households—nearly 49 million Americans, including 16.2 million children—struggle to put food on the table” and “more than one in five children is at risk of hunger. Among African-Americans and Latinos, nearly one in three children is at risk of hunger.” President Obama has claimed to be a champion of the middle class but rarely speaks to the plight of the poor in America. Dr. King would not stand idly by and allow this to go unchallenged. As America spends billions of dollars on its drone program, children continue to go hungry. In his 1967 speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence, Dr. King stated: “A few years ago…it seemed as if there was a real promise of hope for the poor, both Black and White, through the poverty program…Then came the buildup in Vietnam, and I watched this program broken and eviscerated as if it were some idle political plaything on a society gone mad on war. And I knew that America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic, destructive suction tube.” If you replace Vietnam with Afghanistan and the War on Terror I believe Dr. King would say the same thing today. Dr. King said that the people of Vietnam must see, “Americans as strange liberators…What do the peasants think
noted, “The inflation-adjusted value of the minimum wage today is about $2.00 less than it was at its peak value in 1968.” Worse than living on below-poverty wages is to have no job at all. “Even when the national unemployment rate has been low, the African American unemployment rate has been high,” the EPI report stated, adding “…even when the economy was booming in 2000, the black unemployment rate was still higher than the national unemployment rate during recessions.” When he was assassinated, Dr. King was helping organize garbage workers in Memphis. We honor him by continuing his work, not by merely continuing to recite his “I Have a Dream” speech. George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine, is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service (NNPA).
of slums housing millions is far beyond integrating lunch counters.” He said the price would be great but so would the rewards. It would all come down to our will. That is the overarching issue our nation and every citizen must face today as we leave millions of children unprepared to become the competitive workers and military, education, economic, and diplomatic leaders of tomorrow. In his last week of life, Dr. King said to a group of close friends that “what deeply troubles me now is that for all the steps we’ve taken toward integration, I’ve come to believe that we are integrating into a burning house.” “What would you have us do?” one shocked friend asked. Dr. King answered: “I guess we’re just going to have to become firemen.” Fifty years later, we must not give up on building a just America for every child and person. We must not let anyone tell us that our rich nation’s vaults of justice and opportunity are bankrupt. And we must not tolerate any longer any resistance to creating jobs, jobs, jobs which pay enough to escape poverty, public and private sector, and providing the education and early childhood development supports every human being needs to survive and thrive. I hope we will commit ourselves on this fiftieth anniversary to building and sustaining a powerful transforming nonviolent movement to help America live up to its promises and forge the will to translate America’s dream into reality for all. Marian Wright Edelman is president of the Children’s Defense Fund.
as we ally ourselves with the landlords and as we refuse to put any action into our many words concerning land reform? What do they think as we test out our latest weapons on them...?” Today, Dr. King would be asking the same questions about America’s actions in Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, and the continued U.S. support for the Zionist government in Israel as it continues to build settlements on Palestinian land in violation of international law. Let’s be very clear. I have used actions of the Obama administration to demonstrate how Dr. King would not be invited to speak. That’s the symptom of a greater problem. To gain great insight into the real problem you have to examine the work of Edward Bernays and the rise of the propaganda industry in the 1920’s. The business community uses propaganda to co-opt the American political landscape and has contributed to the decline of the American political left. The politics and policies of the Obama administration are examples of that decline, not responsible for it. Today Dr. King would be critical of the current administration, and as such, great efforts would be made to shut him out of the national debate since many in the AfricanAmerican community see honest, fact-based criticism of Obama administration policy as antithetical to the interests of the African-American community. Dr. King’s “Dream” was significant because of its juxtaposition against the reality of the Negros’ nightmare but Bernaysian propaganda keeps the focus on the “Dream”. Dr. Wilmer Leon is the Producer/ Host of the Sirisu/XM Satellite radio channel 110 call-in talk radio program “Inside the Issues with Leon.”
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CASA Elects Anderson to Board of Directors Coppin Prof. Takes Second Elkins Award
Maryland CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Association has elected Charmayne Anderson to its board of directors. With 20 years industry experience, Anderson is a partner with The Ferguson Group, LLC in Washington D.C. She earned both a bachelor’s degree and an MPA from George Mason University. “I was motivated to serve on the Maryland CASA board in memory of my younger sister who was adopted into my family after living in foster care for years due to abuse and neglect by her biological mother,” Anderson said. With memberships in Women in Government Relations and the Women’s Transportation Seminar, Anderson also volunteers at Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern Virginia and is active in the Washington Redskins Cheerleader Alumni Association. She resides in Laurel with her husband, Brent, and their four children. Maryland CASA Association is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ensuring the rights of all victims of child abuse and neglect to grow up in safe, permanent homes. For more information, visit www.marylandcasa.org.
UMES’ Art Shell Inducted Into College Football Hall Of Fame ATLANTA—University of Maryland Eastern Shore alumnus and Hall of Famer, Art Shell, was recently inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in a ceremony held in Atlanta. Shell, an alumnus of then Maryland State College in 1968, is already an NFL Hall of Famer and the modern era’s first African-American NFL head coach. The event, emceed by awardwinning broadcaster Wes Durham, in addition to the enshrinement ceremonies, featured a preview of the 2013 college football season by a panel of top television analysts, including Tony Barnhart, Desmond Howard (a 2010 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame), Mark Schlabach and Matt Stinchcomb (the 1998 recipient of the NFF William V. Campbell Trophy). Hosted by the Atlanta Hall Management and the Atlanta Sports Council, in partnership with the NFF,
construction of the new 94,256-squarefoot home for the Hall, which will open in the fall of 2014 in the heart of Atlanta’s sports, tourism and entertainment district surrounding Centennial Olympic Park. Shell is being inducted as part of the Division College Football Hall of Fame, which, according to its mission statement, honors players and coaches from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III and NAIA. In the 1960s, UMES competed in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, a Division II conference. “This is a truly exceptional group of College Football Hall of Fame inductees from the divisional ranks,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning in the official press release. “We look forward to celebrating their accomplishments, and we applaud them for reaching the pinnacle of recognition in our great sport.”
Art Shell the event marks the first time Atlanta presided over the Enshrinement Ceremony. The celebration builds on the significant progress made on the
Jamal Uddin, associate professor of natural sciences at Coppin State University, is the recipient of the 2014 Wilson H. Elkins Professorship Award. Founder and director of Coppin’s Center for Nanotechnology, Dr. Uddin plans to use the funds to Jamal Uddin continue supporting Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) research, especially solar research. This is Dr. Uddin’s second consecutive year receiving the prestigious recognition. The award is for academic year 2013-2014. “We did it again,” Dr. Uddin joyfully stated. “This is good for Coppin. As a professor, I am really happy and plan to pursue the award next year. This is really, very, very good news for us.” The Wilson H. Elkins Professorship Award is the highest honor the Board of Regents’ bestows to recognize exemplary faculty achievement. As stated in the award letter, the nominee pool was extremely strong but Dr. Uddin’s commitment to Coppin’s STEM research and “excellent work with undergraduate students and his research of multijunction and dye-sensitized solar cells” led to the awarding of $40,000. “This is yet another stellar success which simply validates your excellence in the field of Nano sciences,” said Dr. Mintesinot Jiru, associate professor of natural sciences. “You make our department shine year after year and we celebrate you for being an inspiration to us and our students. Keep up the momentum!” Dr. John L. Hudgins, associate professor of sociology added, “Your unwavering support of our students and greater opportunities for them is outstanding. This award is a timely recognition of that. Keep up the good work.”
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This Is the Day
The March on Washington Photos by Leonard Freed Foreword by Julian Bond Essay by Michael Eric Dyson Afterword by Paul Farber J. Paul Getty Museum Publications Hardcover, $29.95 120 pages ISBN: 978-1-60606-121-3 Book Review by Kam Williams “There have been many marches since, and several before, but no other march to the nation’s capital captured our collective imagination like the March on Washington of August 28, 1963… The momentous pilgrimage showcased an inspired… Martin Luther King Jr., the celebrated leader of black America who hadn’t yet delivered an entire speech that the nation had listened to… Gospel legend Mahalia Jackson… encouraged her friend to depart from paper… “Tell ‘em about the dream, Martin,” she bellowed from the background. And respond to her call King did… King cast aside his prepared speech… to weave the dream metaphor into the tapestry of the nation’s selfimage, and in the process he grafted black folk to the heart of American democracy.” –– Excerpted from the Essay by Michael Eric Dyson (pgs. 1-5)
When you think of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, what automatically comes to mind for most people is Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. And while Dr. King’s remarks certainly deserve every bit of recognition they have garnered over the years, it is also important to remember that hundreds of thousands of ordinary American citizens committed to civil rights had descended on the National Mall to attend the event. I was only a child at the time, but I can still readily recall the palpable concern in the air about the folks from the neighborhood boarding buses for DC. After all, the press had been speculating about the prospect of rioting and arrests if the crowd were unruly, so those participating were doing so with the prospect of considerable personal risk in mind. Fortunately, the glorious gathering went off without a hitch and came to represent a watershed moment in U.S.
history. Now, a half-century later, we are lucky to have an opus like “This Is the Day” available to remind us of that high point in the nation’s non-violence movement. The book is essentially a photographic essay chronicled by Leonard Freed (1929-2006) before, during and after the March. His beautiful black & white images are rarely of the leaders
(only one of Dr. King), but rather are evocative portraits of the movement’s hopeful foot soldiers who’d trudged from all over the country to petition the government for equal rights. A few of the photos captured are wideangle panoramas which give a sense of the mammoth scale of the demonstration. But most are intimate snapshots which afford you an opportunity to read each of the earnest subject’s faces. Besides the timeless stills, the tome is devoted to the reflections of civil rights leader Julian Bond, who was at the March, as well as to a very colorful essay recounting the day by Michael Eric Dyson, written with a profusion of the popular professor’s trademark rhetorical flourishes. It also features a postscript by Paul Farber analyzing the gifted Freed’s approach to his craft. Overall, this timely tome is a perfect way to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of one of the most important landmarks in AfricanAmerican history.
“Leonard Freed’s photographs of the March on Washington depict both the march and the marchers… For the participants, this was both a serious and a happy occasion, a chance to exercise their rights and to petition their government for a redress of ancient grievances. The marchers are at once sober, somber, and gleeful—proud to be present as they sense history is being made.” –– Excerpted from the Foreword by Julian Bond (page ix)
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Sharing the Freedom Soapbox with D.C. Statehood
When she was a couple of months shy of 16, Lea Adams ’s father, Joel, a rare African American who carried the rank of U.S. Army colonel, took her to the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. In 1988, as a single parent, she took her 11-year-old son, Joel II, to the 25th anniversary of the march. Half a century after Adrienne the original march, Adams Washington and her husband Wally AFRO Columnist Ashby – newlyweds in their 60s – attended the march organized by the National Action Network to commemorate the ’63 March with a “national action to realize the dream.” “Other than the obvious differences in my age and family status-- my teenaged self moved a lot faster and easier, -the bus ride and endless walking were a piece of cake, compared to the effort and planning that went into getting two senior citizens ready for the day,” Adams-Ashby recalled for the AFRO. “I’ve witnessed more dramatic changes in my world, in the fifty years since the first time I joined a quarter of a million people on the National Mall.” Adams-Ashby, an adult educator, life coach and former journalist, is a lifelong Washingtonian who is no stranger to activism and protests. She has been a well-known advocate for statehood, full voting rights and home rule for the District of Columbia for as long as I can remember. She is, in fact, the lead named plaintiff in the unsuccessful 1998 federal lawsuit Adams v. Clinton which argued that the constitutional rights of District residents were being violated by Congress. While most people were on the mall last weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a
“I’ve witnessed more dramatic changes in my world, in the fifty years since the first time I joined a quarter of a million people on the National Mall.” – Lea Adams-Ashby Dream Speech,” Adams-Ashby had an additional mission to accomplish: lobbying for statehood for the District of Columbia. “The morning of Aug. 24, 2013 began for me with a rally for D.C. Statehood at the D.C. War Memorial, which I am embarrassed to admit I had never visited,” she said in her joking manner. “As the rally merged into the larger march, I was reminded of an important piece of unfinished civil rights business: full and equal citizenship rights for the 600,000 disenfranchised men and women who make their homes in the District of Columbia.” Repeating the often-spoken refrain of D.C. statehood advocates, Adams-Ashby explained, “our children still die in
wars that take the lives of children from the 50 States and we still pay higher federal taxes than most of the people in the U.S.” Yet, “we still have no level of self-governance that can’t be taken away or overturned by the Congress of the United States that defends the rights of everyone in America but us,” she continued. The D.C. rally featured a slew of politicians and other performers to inspire the crowd. One of the speakers was D.C. former mayor Marion Barry, the sole current member of the Council of the District of Columbia who was actually at the 1963 March. Barry, who was standing in the shadow of King’s statue, said, “Martin Luther King stands there as a rebuke to us if we don’t push for something we should have had a long time ago.” To Adams-Ashby, Barry was talking about the unfinished business on the American civil rights agenda. “[Barry] was not talking about 1963… he was talking to the living, about the here and now that directly affect our lives and our legacy.” To that end, Adams-Ashby said, “if we who call D.C. home really believe in the democracy and freedom so many of us take for granted, if we believe we deserve the same rights of self-determination enjoyed by our fellow citizens in the 50 states we need to act like it” by reengaging in lobbying for D.C. equality. “We need to put D.C. back into the Civil Rights Movement and keep it there until we no longer need to remind the millions of visitors who come for marches, demonstrations and other appeals for freedom on the national mall,” she said. As hundreds of strangers left the National Mall, AdamsAshby and her husband, who were decked out with t-shirts, caps, buttons and signs,” she started shouting to people: “Please, don’t forget about us when you get home. Help us get what the rest of America has and we deserve. “ Veteran journalist Adrienne Washington writes weekly for the AFRO about relevant issues in the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Send correspondence to her at editor@ afro.com.
Commemoration of March on Washington Brings In Thousands By Alexis Taylor AFRO Staff Writer Yvonne Leonard was only 15 years old when she decided she would be attending the March on Washington on an August day in 1963. Along with her 14-yearold sister, she would be one of many to aboard an NAACP bus headed straight to the nation’s capitol. “In those days, we had some issues with these people of color,” Leonard told the
president and rights gained for women show that there has been change - but said “clearly some things don’t make sense even 50 years later-” such as the new voter laws that have swept the country. Gathering 250,000 people, according to the National Archives, the March on Washington for jobs and freedom was put together in only two months with details planned by Bayard Rustin and 200 volunteers.
“My mother was always interested in NAACP and she was a livid on teaching African American history to her children. Naturally, we always admired King’s platform.” Foster said that today’s generation has experienced a disconnect when it comes to Black culture, and have little pride when it comes to their history- evidenced by the many youths and young adults who don’t stand and sometimes opt to text instead
By 9 a.m. 2,600 had come into the capitol through the Stadium Armory station, a Metro Police officer told the AFRO as he watched groups of attendees descend into the subway system. By the same time, that number was 5,229 for the Smithsonian North station. AFRO. “People couldn’t vote, people weren’t getting equal pay- and you have to remember what the March on Washington was: a march for jobs.” Leonard recalls leaving from Penn Station after getting permission from her mother. “We sang songs and it was very spiritual, but that’s the kind of people we were in those days,” said the Brooklyn native, remembering the journey down. This year she retraced her own steps back to the Lincoln Memorial. Leonard said the election of an African-American
Like Leonard, a 14-yearold Elayne Foster also saw the trip as a short distance to go when it came to equal rights and the stamping out terrorism that had only tightened it’s grip on Black Americans during the American Reconstruction and the decades that followed the civil war. “I used the same method I used in 1963 to get herea church had a bus,” said Foster, now 63. Fifty years ago it was St. John Baptist Church on Sycamore Street in Buffalo, NY. This year, Foster traveled with True Bethel Baptist Church, also in Buffalo.
of singing the Black National Anthem, James Weldon Johnson’s Lift Every Voice and Sing. “It has changed because the population has changed. Our parents were older and instilled values about voting and how we suffered, so those songs we sang coming down on the bus actually meant something to us.” “I think we still have a long way to go as African Americans,” she said. Like Foster, Leonard also saw a lack of passion and energy among attendees, and said it seemed like participants were just walking from place to place with no
Buttons, bags, and more were offered at several points. type of spirit. Foster hoped the several days of commemorative events this week will give way to greater opportunities for Americans such as better benefits for union workers and re-awaken a new sense of activism. Issues from jobs to debt free education and union rights were all raised on signs, chanted about in the streets, and written about in pamphlets and on t-shirts. Many participants wanted to send a message to their own people about positive collective power and an end to Black on Black violence. But even in the crowd that, according to Metro Police, easily spilled into the thousands by 9 a.m.—there were still some who were not
happy with how far we’ve come or where we are now. 50 years later, participants
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gained in the first march- such as voting rights- is slowly being taken away,” said
Attendees of Saturday’s event passed by the Washington Monument in droves as traffic began to pick up well before 10 a.m. complained of some of the same issues that faced African Americans in 1963, such as racial profiling and disproportionate arrest rates. “Everything that was
C.V. Ledgar, 74, an NAACP member and business owner from Dayton, Ohio. “The progress is gone- and it is getting harder for younger generations.”
Vendors set up at the edges of the RFK Stadium lots where hundreds from around the country unloaded from buses and proceeded towards Stadium Armory Metro station.
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AFRO Sports Desk Faceoff
Who Will be Better in 2013 – The Washington Redskins or The Baltimore Ravens? By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley AFRO Sports Desk For the first time ever, both Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens reached the NFL playoffs last season. Their success in 2012 breathed life into an 18-year “Battle of the Beltways” between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Baltimore won that round, capping off the season with a Super Bowl title. But Redskins fans would be quick to say that last season is in the past, and a whole new year is upon us. So who will win the battle of the Beltway in 2013, the Ravens or the Redskins? Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley of the AFRO Sports Desk debate the question: Riley: I’m going with the Redskins. And before you say anything, Perry, no, this has nothing to do with my lack of love for the Ravens. Sure, I’m a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan, but I’m a professional sports analyst first, and all signs point to a Redskins team that is trending up and a Ravens team that’s trending down. This is clearly evident in how the starting units have played in the preseason. Washington’s best player, quarterback Robert Griffin III, hasn’t even taken the field, yet their offense has still looked better than that of the Ravens. It’s easy to imagine how good this team will look once RGIII is let loose. The young quarterback led the ‘Skins to the playoffs for the first time since 2007 as a rookie last season, and he probably would have led them to a championship had he stayed healthy. I expect him to be even better following his knee injury, and a healthy RGIII will make the Redskins better than the Ravens. Green: I don’t care how much you try to deny it, Riley, your personal bias for the Steelers will always cloud your judgment when it comes to the Ravens. It’s only natural for you to hate the Ravens, which is why I forgive you for failing to acknowledge what is clearly the better of the two teams, and ultimately the best team in the AFC: the Ravens. This group didn’t win a Super Bowl last season because their team colors are pretty. They won because they had a top-flight quarterback in Joe Flacco and one-of-a-kind head coach in John Harbaugh who simply knows how to lead a winning team. Harbaugh and Flacco have made a winning combination since they first came to Baltimore together in 2008. They’ve won a league-high 63 games, including five straight playoff appearance since then. As long as they’re together in Baltimore, the Ravens will always be winners. I’ll take that winning formula over an injury-prone RGIII any year.
Riley: Let’s keep in mind that legends like Ray Lewis and Ed Reed were also apart of that winning formula too, and they’re both gone from Baltimore now. You don’t think that’s going to have a negative effect on the team’s chances of winning? What about veteran receiver Anquan Boldin, who was a pure beast for the Ravens during the playoffs? He’s gone too, and so is Flacco’s favorite target, Dennis Pitta, who suffered a season ending injury. Without Boldin and Pitta, the Ravens’ offense will be worse, and the defense will also suffer without Reed and Lewis. Washington, on the other hand, has all-pro linebacker Brian Orakpo returning from an injury early last season, and just welcomed a slew full of young rookie playmakers that will only help their defense improve. Add that to the magic of RGIII on offense and the ‘Skins will be one of the best teams in the NFL this season—I guarantee it. Green: The absence of Ray Lewis and Ed Reed won’t hurt the Ravens’ defense; it will actually make them better. Both players are legendary, indeed. But they both were also well past their prime. They now have younger, faster, more effective players replacing them, which will only improve a Ravens’ defense that actually slipped to be the 16th best in the NFL last season under Ray and Ed, something hardly worth bragging about. Not to mention, the Ravens’ defense still has former NFL MVP Terrell Suggs at linebacker and NFL MVP candidate Haloti Ngata at defensive tackle; they also added premier pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil. The entire defensive unit looks fast, strong and nasty. As for the offense, losing Pitta will definitely hurt, but Boldin not so much. Without Boldin, young receiver Torrey Smith will have an opportunity to show off his elite skills. Boldin was great in the slot, but they just picked up veteran receiver Brandon Stokely, who plays the slot position as well as anyone in the league. They also recently signed veteran tight end Dallas Clark, one of the best pass-catching tight ends in recent NFL history, to fill the void of the injured Pitta. This Ravens team still has plenty of weapons so don’t be surprised if you might see them in the Super Bowl again. I can’t say the same for the ‘Skins.
Bowie State’s Wilson Spends Summer as NFL Coaching Intern
By Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor
Bowie State University head football coach Damon Wilson, long regarded as one of the sharpest and best-respected Central Interscholastic Athletic Association coaches, has taken another step on the coaching ladder. Winner of several CIAA coach of the week honors for leading his teams to several record-breaking performances since taking the job in 2009, his professional future was brightened this summer with some hands-on experience as a National Football League coach. According to Bowie State’s Greg Goings, Wilson spent the summer completing a summer internship with the St. Louis Rams through an internship program offered through the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship and administered by the NFL Management Council. As Goings explained, the purpose of the internship is to allow gifted minority coaches like Wilson the opportunity to use NFL resources to “observe, participate and gain experience” in a pro sports environment, which will ultimately aid them in their pursuit of joining an NFL full-time coaching staff. Every team in the NFL participates in the league’s Minority Coaching Fellowship program as it serves as a tool to boost the number of minority coaches in the leagues; teams are even encouraged to hire at least four of the minority coaches that take part in the internship. Wilson said working with the Rams really improved his coaching. “The Rams are a first class organization and [Rams head coach] Jeff Fisher and his staff really continued to improve my development as a head coach and the CEO of Bowie State
University football program,” said Wilson, who spent most of the internship working directly on the offensive side of the ball under Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. “Coach Schottenheimer along with his offensive staff has a wealth of knowledge and has an excellent way of teaching their players.” Wilson believes working with the Rams in St. Louis was the most ideal place for him to be this summer. “I believe this was the best possible organization for me to land an internship with because of the youth on their roster and the experience of the coaching staff, said Wilson. “The Rams have one of the youngest rosters in the NFL, which for me was great because it reminded me of a college atmosphere at practice and in meetings. “I was also afforded the opportunity to meet with the Pro and College scouting department. This was great because it gave me the opportunity to confirm that what we are teaching and telling our student-athletes at Bowie State University is in line with what’s being taught at the highest level.” Wilson has two of his former Bowie State players that are now NFL players, including Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman and Houston Texans linebacker Delano Johnson. “We are very fortunate with graduating our players and to have two players from BSU in the last four years remain on NFL rosters,” Wilson said. “In order to continue to prepare our players for the possible opportunity to play at the highest level, I believe that my coaching staff and I must take advantage of every opportunity that we receive to experience an internship like this one.”
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OBITUARIES Ellsworth J. Davis, 86 Photographer
Ellsworth J. Davis After Johnson was born on January Publishing Company 11, 1927. It is with opened its Washington, sadden hearts to DC Bureau, he worked inform you that our as a photographer beloved Exposure for Jet and Ebony Group member magazines between Ellsworth J. Davis, 86 1954 and 1961. years old, passed on Ellsworth retired Aug. 14, 2013. from The Washington Mr. Davis was the Post in 1991 after 30 first African American years of dedicated photographer hired service. He was by The Washington the second African Post Newspaper in American photographer 1961. He graduated accepted into the from Armstrong White House News High School in 1945. Photographers In 1947, he was Association after the honorably discharged late Maurice Sorrell. from the Army Mr. Davis received and then spent a year the 2001 Exposure ELLSWORTH J. DAVIS traveling around Europe. Group Maurice Sorrell Ellsworth’s interest in photojournalism was Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also a inspired by a German photographer, who member of the 12th Street YMCA Fotocraft trained him in basic photography in exchange Camera Club. for darkroom and printing supplies. Mr. Davis’ iconic images will forever be Mr. Davis returned home and worked in a part of history and a great contribution to the photo darkroom at The State Department photography. while attending classes at the Robert Our dear friend and colleague, who was Scurlock’s Capitol School of Photography a legend of Washington, DC, will truly be from 1947 to 1950. missed.
Norman L. Henderson, 76 Federal Service Employee
Norman Lee building furniture, Henderson was born auto repair, cooking, on July 31, 1936 in canning and making Washington, D.C. to wine. He loved to the late Lacey Lee travel, attending and Christina Lillian auto and boat shows, Henderson. He was museums, parades, baptized and raised in county fairs, and a Christian home. He festivals, flee markets, was educated in the auctions and deep sea public school system fishing. He had become of Washington, D.C. very active in support He graduated from the Kentland Boxing Armstrong Senior and Fitness Center High School. He and was an honorary traveled around the board member. He was world during his four proud to be a part of years in the U.S. Air an organization that Force. In 1967 he provided a safe haven graduated from the and mentoring for your U.S. Government youth. Printing Office five years Norman was NORMAN L. HENDERSON apprenticeship training preceded in death by his program. After 38 years of federal service mother and father, wife Barbara, daughter Norman retired as assistant foreman of the Joanne, son Norman Jr., and brother Elbert Offset Press. Lacey Henderson. He was survived by He was an entrepreneur as a child. He daughters: Ursula (James), Latia; stepsons rebuilt, repaired and sold bicycles. He Linwood, Daryl (Teracie) and Derrick (Lisa); delivered The Daily News, The Star, The brother Virgil Crymes (Roslyn) and three Times Herald and The Post. He had several sisters Alwilta Tyler, Angaline Copeland paper routes per day. and Christina Henderson. He had seven Children had a special place in his heart. grandchildren: Linnea, Dante, Brittany, He enjoyed playing and spending time with Michaelann, Lindsey, Frankie and Sincere. them. He also enjoyed planning activities He had one great grandchild Alexander and and gatherings for the family, he loved the a very devoted nephew Charles Taylor. He outdoors. Over the years he owned many had a lifetime friend in Eric Allen and his boats and spent a lot of time boating and friend Ollie Collier considered him to be his fishing. He was a master gardener. He was mentor. He leaves a host of loving relatives quite the jack of all trades which included and friends.
Kay F. Wexler, 78 Librarian
Elegant and stylish, Kay Fay Wexler Kay always donned died peacefully beautiful, brightly on July 5, 2013 colored haute couture in Mansfield, TX. clothes. She loved to Kay was born in dance and made many Wildsville, L.A. on visits to the boardwalk Aug. 3, 1934 and casinos in Atlantic was the third child of City. She was also an Addie Bertha Leblanc avid sports fan and Wexler and Charles closely followed the Warren Wexler. Kay Washington Redkins earned her Bachelor’s and Los Angeles degree from Xavier Lakers. University of “Auntie Kay” Louisiana and her loved her family and Masters of Library was most proud of her Science from the nieces and nephews and University of Indiana regularly raved about in Bloomington, In. their accomplishments Kay had a and contributions to distinguished career society. Kay is survived as a corporate and KAY FAY WEXLER by her brother, Attorney government librarian. Charles W. Wexler and his wife Lorraine She retired as Assistant Division Chief of of The Woodlands, TX; her sister Sharon Cataloguing for The Library of Congress in Wexler Grau and her husband Dr. Frederick Washington, D.C. After retiring Kay served Grau of Brisbane, Australia; her sister Sue as a volunteer lobbyist with The National Wexler Carlisle of Arlington, TX; her nieces Association of University Women which Attorney Michelle Grau, Dr. Caron Houston promotes causes benefiting the rights of and Raquel Wexler; her nephews Warren women and children. Grau, Tim Grau and Attorney Charles H. Kay was extraordinarily well read and Houston III. Her great-nieces and nephews informed on Congressional Presidential are Dominic, Daniel, Kamali, Miles, Mattias, actions and views. She stayed informed by Brigette Jane, Connor, Sophia, Kilian, and reading numerous newspapers every day Matilda. Her family is sure she is going to be and subscribing to countless periodicals. She loved traveling and enjoyed trips to Australia, bragging about them in the afterlife! Central America, China, Europe and every Kay was successful, accomplished, State of the United States. Her favorite fiercely independent and proud. Her laughter expressions was “let’s go!” and warmth will be dearly missed by her Kay was an active member of the OPASL family and many friends from all over the Social Club and her bridge club. She had an country. Her final days were spent at the entourage of friends with whom she enjoyed lovely Watercrest Community in Mansfield, a fabulous life on the Washington, D.C. TX where she moved to be nearer to her political and social scene. One of her fondest memories was attending the Inaugural Ball of family and where she made many new friends. President John F. Kennedy.
Christopher A. Gamble, 33 Call Center Manager
about the Lord to many Christopher A. people along the way Gamble “Chris” was and during his last born on Dec. 11, 1979 days he quoted many in Alexandria, Va. to inspiring scriptures on William C. and Laura Facebook. R. Gamble. Chris was Chris enjoyed the youngest of five playing basketball and children. He slipped he loved football. He away suddenly on was a Dallas fan. Chris June 9, 2013 at Prince was a very businessGeorge’s Hospital oriented young man. Center. He was also a very Chris attended personable person who public schools and left an impression on graduated from high everyone he met. He school in 1999. He respected and loved his attended Prince parents. George’s Community He leaves to cherish College in Large, Md. and was about to fond memories: his receive his associate devoted mother, Laura degree this year. He Gamble; fiance, Raynell CHRISTOPHER A. GAMBLE completed an income D’Asia Hopkins, John tax class and he volunteered his services Dandridge, Stephanie Artis; three brothers: preparing individual taxes for the elderly William (Bill) Gamble Jr., (Melandi), and others during tax season for the last two Michael Gamble (Sherrie); one sister: Alisa years. Gamble-Brown (Charles); Derrick Dickens; He was last employed at a Call Center seven aunts, seven uncles, and a host of in Rockville, Md. as a manager. Chris nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, was surrounded by believers in Christ. He family and a godmother, Sister Lillian received Christ as his personal Savior at a McCloud. His dad, Elder William D. Gamble service under the Agape Judah Ministries Sr., whom he loved so dearly, preceded him with Pastor Alfred Hammond. He witnessed in death.
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM831 Vernetta Beatty Mathews Decedent Arnettia S. Wright TYPESET: Tue Aug 20 12:44:53 EDT Capitol 2013 North LEGAL NOTICES 444 Street, NW, Suite 605 Washington, DC 20001 Attorney Superior Court of NOTICE OF the District of APPOINTMENT, Columbia NOTICE TO Civil Division CREDITORS Case No.13-00005548 AND NOTICE TO IN RE: UNKNOWN HEIRS Alaina Janine Talbot DeAngelo Beatty, whose Applicant address is 1408 ShepORDER OF h e r d S t r e e t , N W, PUBLICATION Washington, DC, 20011 CHANGE OF NAME Alaina Janine Talbot hav- was appointed personal ing filed a application for representative of the judgment changing the estate of Vernetta Beatty name from Alaina Janine Mathews, who died on Talbot name to Clayton March 12, 2013 with a Alaina Talbot and having will and will serve without applied to the court for an Court supervision. All unOrder of Publication of known heirs and heirs the notice required by whose whereabouts are law in such cases; it is by unknown shall enter their the Court this 14th day of a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s proceeding. Objections August 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy to such appointment (or of this order be published to the probate of deonce a week for three (3) cedent´s will) shall be Consecutive weeks, in filed with the Register of Afro American, a news- Wills, D.C., 515 5th paper of general circula- Street, N.W., 3rd Floor tion of the District of W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . Columbia; and it is fur- 20001, on or before February 16th, 2014. Claims ther ORDERED, that the pub- against the decedent lication must begin no shall be presented to the later than 12 days after undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filing of the apfiled with the Register of plication;and it is further ORDERED, that the FI- Wills with a copy to the NAL HEARING on this undersigned, on or beapplication to change fore February 16th, 2014 name of an adult will be or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs held in Judge-InChambers, Room 4220 or legatees of the dein the District of Colum- cedent who do not rebia at 500 Indiana Ave- ceive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of nue N.W., Washington,DC 20001 On The its first publication shall 2nd day of October, 2013 so inform the Register of at 3:30 p.m. If any person Wills, including name, desires to oppose this address and relationapplication, that the per- ship. son or his or her attorney Date of Publication: must be present at the August 16th, 2013 present hearing or file Name of newspaper: written detailed objec- Afro-American tions five(5) business Daily Washington days in advance of the Law Reporter DeAngelo Beatty hearing with Judge-inPersonal Chambers and mail a Representative copy to the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and TRUE TEST COPY it if further REGISTER OF ORDERED,that TYPESET: TueWILLS Aug 13 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13 the applicant must send the application for change name of an adult Superior Court of and notice of final hearthe District of ing to the applicant’s District of Columbia creditors personally or by PROBATE DIVISION registered or certified W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . mail and show proof of 20001-2131 service by filing the Administration No. addidavit/declaration of 2011ADM32 service James Lee Banks SO ORDERED Decedent JUDGE NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, A TRUE COPY TEST: NOTICE TO TYPESET: 20 12:47:49 EDT 2013 8/23, Tue 8/30,Aug 9/6/13 CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS SUPERIOR COURT OF Nathan A. Neal, Attorney THE DISTRICT OF at Law, whose address COLUMBIA is, 3108 Cherry Road, PROBATE DIVISION NE, Washington, DC W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20018 was appointed 20001-2131 personal representative Foreign No. of the estate of James 2013FEP93 Lee Banks, who died on Date of Death September 27th, 1993 July 9th, 2013 without a will, and will Brenda A. Curtis serve with Court superviDecedent sion. All unknown heirs NOTICE OF and heirs whose APPOINTMENT whereabouts are unOF FOREIGN known shall enter their PERSONAL appearance in this R E P R E S E N TAT I V E proceeding. Objections AND to such appointment (or NOTICE TO to the probate of deCREDITORS cedent´s will) shall be Lisa T. Curtis whose ad- filed with the Register of dress is 713 Loch Ness Wills, D.C., 515 5th Circle, Fort Washington, Street, N.W., 3rd Floor MD 20744 was apWa s h i n g t o n , D . C . pointed personal repre- 20001, on or before Febsentative of the estate of ruary 16th, 2014. Claims Brenda A. Curtis, deagainst the decedent ceased, by the Orphans shall be presented to the C o u r t f o r P r i n c e undersigned with a copy George’s County, State to the Register of Wills or of Maryland, on August filed with the Register of 2, 2013. Wills with a copy to the Service of process may undersigned, on or bebe made upon Lottie B. fore February 16th, Curtis 119 36th Street 2014, or be forever NE, Washington, DC barred. Persons believed 20019 Whose designa- to be heirs or legatees of tion as District of Colum- the decedent who do not bia agent has been filed receive a copy of this nowith the Register of Wills, tice by mail within 25 D.C. days of its first publicaThe decedent owned the tion shall so inform the f o l l o w i n g D i s t r i c t o f Register of Wills, includColumbia real property: ing name, address and 1329 49th Street, NE relationship. Washington, DC 20019. Date of Publication: The decedent owned August 16th, 2013 District of Columbia per- Name of newspaper: sonal property. Daily Washington Claims against the de- Law Reporter cedent may be preThe Washington sented to the under- Afro American signed and filed with the Nathan A. Neal Register of Wills for the Attorney at Law District of Columbia, Personal Building A, 515 5th Representative Street., N.W.., 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001 TRUE TEST COPY within 6 months from the REGISTER OF WILLS date of first publication of 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13 this notice. Lisa T. Curtis Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: August 30th, 2013 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington Law Reporter The Afro Newspaper 8/23, 8/30, 9/6/13
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM835 Brenda C. Bost AKA Brenda Bost AKA Brenda Cecillia Bost Decedent Jamison B. Taylor 1218 11th St. NW Washington, DC 20001 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Bruce Booth, whose address is 832 Eastern Ave. NE,Washington DC 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Brenda C. Bost, AKA Brenda Bost, AKA Brenda Cecillia Bost, who died on December 7, 2009 with and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before February 28th, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before February 28th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: Auguet 30th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Bruce Booth Personal Representative 11:29:07 EDT 2013
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TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER TYPESET: OF TueWILLS Aug 27 13:27:16 EDT 2013 8/30, 9/6m 9/13/13 Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM818 Margaret A. Haywood Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Robyn Haywood AKA Robyn Cunningham, whose address is 5356 Gay St. NE, Washington, DC 20019,was appointed personal representative of the estate of Margaret A. Haywood, who died on July 3rd, 2013 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before February 28th, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before February 28th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: August 30th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Robyn Haywood AKA Robyn Cunningham Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 8/30, 9/6, 9/13/13
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM834 Kulah L. Hayes Decedent Jamison B. Taylor 1218 11th St. NW Washington, DC 20001 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Leroy L. Hayes, whose address is 2201 Monroe St. NE, Washington, DC, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Kulah Hayes, who died on April 25th, 2013 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before February 28, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before February 28, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: August 30th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Leroy L. Hayes Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 8/30, 9/6, 9/13/13
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM781 Corey A. Lynch Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Terry Freeman-Lynch, whose address is 15 Annas Retreat 404-5, St Thomas, VI 00801 - P.O. Box 8986, St. Thomas, VI 00801 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Corey A. Lynch, who died on April 16th, 2013 without a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before February 16th, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before February 16th, 2014 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: August 16th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Terry-Freemam- Lynch Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 8/16, 8/23, 8/30
Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 51362013 IN RE: Salihah Y. Rowser Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME Salihah Y. Roswer having filed an application for judgment changing the name from Salihah Y. Rowser to Salihah Y. Muhammad and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 21st day of August 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this order be published once a week for (3) consecutive weeks, to be completed within 30 days of filing of the application in Afro American Newspaper. a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that publication must begin no later that 2 weeks after the filing of the application; and it is futher ORDERED, that the final hearing on this application to change name will be held in Judge-InChambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20001, on the 9th day of October, 2013 at 3:15 p.m. If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) business days in advance of the hearing with JudgeIn-Chambers and mail a copy to the applicant or applicants’s counsel. SO ORDERED JUDGE 8/30, 9/6, 9/13/13
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington,D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM814 Carole A. Mobray Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Ronnika Jennings, whose address is 1229 Stevens Road,SE, Washington, DC 20020 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Carole A. Mobray, who died on November 5th, 2011 without a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before February 23rd 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before February 23rd, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: August 23rd, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Daily Washington Law Reporter Ronnika Jennings Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 8/16/, 8/23, 8/30/13
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington,D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM726 Debra A.Jackson AKA Debra Alise Jackson Decedent James Larry Frazier 918 Maryland Avenue NE Washington, DC 20002 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Milton Joyner, whose address is 11310 Earlston Drive, Mitchellville, MD 20716 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Debra A. Jackson AKA Debra Alise Jackson who died on June 29th, 2013 with a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before February 16th, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before February 16th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: August 16th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Washington Law Reporter Washington Afro Newspaper Milton Joyner Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington,D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM802 Eloise R. Smith Decedent James Larry Frazier 918 Maryland Avenue NE Washington, DC 20002 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Florine Williams, whose address is 10914 Layton Street, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Eloise R. Smith, who died on May 24, 2013 without a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before February 16, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before February 16, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: August 16, 2013 Name of newspaper: Washington Law Reporter Washington Afro American 11:20:41 EDT 2013 Florine Williams Personal Representative
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington,D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM747 Lora Boone Decedent Allen Wilson,Esq, 1629 K St., N.W. #300 Washington. DC 20006 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS, Charonda Boone and Jaime Boone whose addresses are Charonda Boone, 109 Trenton PL., SE, Washington, DC 20032 and Jaime Boone 12307 Quiet Owl Lane, Bowie, MD 20720 were appointed personal representatives of the estate of Lora Boone, who died on November 3rd, 2011 without a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before February 16th, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before February 16th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: August 16th, 2013 Name of newspaper: The Washington Afro American Washington Law Reporter Boone TYPESET: Tue Aug 27 13:30:48Charonda EDT 2013 Jaime Boone 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13 Personal Representatives SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF TRUE TEST COPY COLUMBIA REGISTER OF WILLS PROBATE DIVISION TYPESET: Tue 8/30/13 Aug 13 8/16, 8/23, Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. Superior Court of 2011ADM644 11:56:44 EDT 2013 the District of Estate of District of Columbia Audrey S. Douglas PROBATE DIVISION Deceased Washington, D.C. NOTICE OF 20001-2131 STANDARD Administration No. PROBATE 2012ADM430 Notice is hereby given Betty L. Henderson that a petition has been Decedent filed in this Court by Sherri L.Wyatt, Esq. Kevin W. Douglas for 114 Webster St. N.E. standard probate, includSuite 100 ing the appointment of Washington, D.C. one or more personal re20011 Attorney presentative. Unless a NOTICE OF responsive pleading in APPOINTMENT, the form or an complaint NOTICE TO or an objection in accorCREDITORS dance with Superior AND NOTICE TO Court Probate Division UNKNOWN HEIRS Rule 407 is filed in this Karen Yvonne Jackson, Court within 30 days from whose address is 1120 the date of first publica44th Place, S.E., tion of this notice, the Washington, D.C. 20019 Court may take the acwas appointed personal tion hereinafter set forth. representative of the Admit to probate the will estate of Betty L. Hendated September 29th, derson, who died on May 1978 exhibited with the 29th, 2010 with a will, petition upon proof satand will serve with Court isfactory to the court of supervision. All unknown due execution by affidaheirs and heirs whose vit of the witnesses or whereabouts are unotherwise. 11:53:30 EDT 2013 known shall enter their Date of First Publication appearance in this August 30, 2013 proceeding. Objections Names of Newspapers: to such appointment (or Washington Law to the probate of deReporter cedent´s will) shall be Washington Afro filed with the Register of Newspapers Wills, D.C., 515 5th Bradley A. Thomas Street, N.W., 3rd Floor 4201 Connecticut Ave. Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . N.W., Suite 400 20001, on or before FebWashington, DC 20008 ruary 16th, 2014. Claims 8/30 & 09/06/13 TYPESET: Tue Aug 20 12:53:17 2013 against EDT the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or Superior Court of filed with the Register of the District of Wills with a copy to the Columbia undersigned, on or beCivil Division fore February 16th, Case No. 13-0005355 2014, or be forever IN RE: barred. Persons believed Jason Scott Wilson to be heirs or legatees of Applicant the decedent who do not ORDER OF receive a copy of this noPUBLICATION tice by mail within 25 CHANGE OF NAME days of its first publicaJason Scott Wilson having filed an application for tion shall so inform the judgment changing the name Register of Wills, includfrom Jason Scott Wilson to ing name, address and Jason Scott McGhee and relationship. having applied to the court for Date of Publication: an Order of Publication of the August 16th, 2013 notice required by law in such Name of newspaper: cases; it is by the Court this 5th day of August 2013, The Washington hereby Afro-American ORDERED, that a copy of Washington this Order be published once Law Reporter a week for three (3) consecuKaren Yvonne tive weeks, in The AfroJackson American Newspaper, a newspaper of general cirPersonal culation of the District of Representative
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Date of first publication: PROBATE DIVISION August 16th, 2013 W a s h ington,D.C. Name of newspapers 20001-2131 and/or periodical: Foreign No. Afro-American 2013FEP000085 Newspapers Date of Death Washington December 12th, 2011 Law Reporter Elsie D. Miller TYPESET: Tue Aug 13 11:52:33 EDT 2013 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13 Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT Superior Court of OF FOREIGN the District of PERSONAL Columbia R E P R E S E N TAT I V E Civil Division AND Case No. 13-0005308 NOTICE TO IN RE: CREDITORS Robert DeAngelo D. Howard T. Miller whose Lemuel Cheadle address is 13009 RoberApplicant son Place, Upper MarlORDER OF boro Maryland, 20774 PUBLICATION was appointed personal CHANGE OF NAME Robert DeAngelo D. representative of the Lemuel Cheadle having estate of Elsie D. MIller, filed an application for deceased, by the Orjudgment changing the phan’s Court & Register of Wills, Court for Prince name from Robert DeAngelo D. Lemuel George’s County, State of Maryland on January Cheadle to Robert DeAngelo Lucas and 12, 2012. having applied to the Service of process may court for an Order of Pub- be made upon Francina lication of the notice re- Raynor 249 Farragut quired by law in such Street NW, Washington, cases; it is by the Court DC 20011 this 2nd day of August whose designation as District of Columbia 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy agent has been filed with of this order be published the Register of Wills, once a week for three D.C. consecutive weeks, to be The decedent owned the completed within 30 days f o l l o w i n g D i s t r i c t o f of filing of the application Columbia real property: in Afro American, a 605 Girard Street N.E. newspaper of general Washington, DC 20017. circulatin of the District of Claims against the decedent may be preColumbia sented to the underand it is further signed and filed with the ORDERED, that the publication must Register of Wills for the begin no later than 2 District of Columbia, weeks after the filing of Building A, 515 5th the application; and it is Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, DC 20001 further within 6 months from the ORDERED, that the final hearing on date of first publication of this notice. this application to change name will be held Howard T. Miller in Judge-In-Chambers, Personal Room 4220 in the District Representative of Columbia at 500 InTRUE TEST COPY diana Avenue N.W., REGISTER OF WILLS Washington, DC 20001, Date of first publication: On the 20th day of September, 2013 at 3:00 August 16th, 2013 p.m.. If any person de- Name of newspapers sires to oppose this ap- a n d / o r p e r i o d i c a l : plication, that person or Washington his or her attorney must Law Reporter be present at the hearing Afro-American
or file written detailed TRUE TEST COPY objections five (5) busiREGISTER OF WILLS ness days in advance TYPESET: Tue Aug 13 11:51:42 EDT 2013 of 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13 the hearing with JudgeIn-Chambers and mail a copy to the applicant or SUPERIOR COURT OF applicants’s counsel. THE DISTRICT OF SO ORDERED COLUMBIA JUDGE PROBATE DIVISION W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . A TRUE COPY TEST: TYPESET: Tue Aug 13 20001-2131 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13 Foreign No. 2013FEP83 Superior Court of Date of Death the District of July 27, 2007 Columbia Ellen Mae Phillips FAMILY COURT Decedent Case No. 13FSP562 NOTICE OF IN RE: APPOINTMENT Highqueen Sarpomaah OF FOREIGN Applicant PERSONAL ORDER OF R E P R E S E N TAT I V E PUBLICATION AND CHANGE OF NAME NOTICE TO Highqueen Sarpomaah havCREDITORS ing filed a complaint for judgJacob M. Phillips whose ment changing daughter’s address is 7255 Joshua name to Makalya Mia Afua Tree Circle, Virginia Akyaa Ofori-Kru and having 20187 was appointed applied to the court for an Orpersonal representative der of Publication of the noof the estate of Ellen Mae tice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this Phillips, deceased, by 2nd day of August 2013, the County Commission hereby Court for Mercer County, ORDERED, that all persons State of West Virginia on concerned show cause, if any there be, on or before the July 27, 2007 Service of process may 10th day of September, 2013, why the prayers of said be made upon Donald R. complaint should not be Brew, Sr. 3396 Highview granted;provided that a copy Terrace, S.E., Washing- of this order be published ton D.C. 20020 whose once a week for three (3) designation as District of consecutive weeks, in The Columbia agent has Afro-American Newspaper. SO ORDERED TYPESET: Tue Aug 13 been filed with the Regis- JUDGE ter of Wills, D.C. 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13 The decedent owned the following District of Superior Court of Columbia partial interest the District of of real property: 1442 T District of Columbia Street, N.W., WashingPROBATE DIVISION ton, D.C.20009 Washington, D.C. The decedent owned 20001-2131 District of Columbia perAdministration No. sonal property. 2013ADM792 Claims against the de- Wana G.Lofton Bishop cedent may be preDecedent sented to the underNOTICE OF signed and filed with the APPOINTMENT, Register of Wills for the NOTICE TO District of Columbia, CREDITORS Building A, 515 5th AND NOTICE TO Street, N.W., 3rd Floor UNKNOWN HEIRS Washington, D.C. 20001 Rose Ingram, whose adwithin 6 months from the dress is 3123 Warder date of first publication of Street, NW , Washington, this notice. DC 20010 was appointed personal representative Jacob M. Phillips of the estate of Wana G. Personal Lofton Bishop, who died Representative on September without a TRUE TEST COPY will and will serve without REGISTER OF WILLS Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs Date of first publication: whose whereabouts are August 16th, 2013 unknown shall enter their Name of newspapers a p p e a r a n c e i n t h i s and/or periodical: proceeding. Objections Afro-American to such appointment Newspapers shall be filed with the Washington Register of Wills, D.C., Law Reporter 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13 20001, on or before February 16th, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before February 16th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: August 16th, 2013 Name of Publication: Daily Washington Law Reporter Afro-Amaerican
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM836 Deborah P. Turner Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Lawrence A. Turner, whose address is 4218 18th St. N.W. Washington, DC 20011, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Deborah P. Turner, who died on May 29th, 2013 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before February 28th, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before February 28th, 2014 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: August 30th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Lawrence A. Turner Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: Aug 13 08/30, 9/6,Tue 9/13/13
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Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than two weeks after the filing of the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 23rd day of September, 2013 at 3:30 pm. If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-in-Chambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED that notice be s e n t t o t h e a p p l i c a n t ’s creditors personally or by registered or certified mail and that proof of service be made by filing the affidavit/ declaration of service in name change cases. SO ORDERED JUDGE 8/23, 8/30, 9/6/13
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2011ADM127 Dolly B. Johnson Decedent Julius P. Terrell 1455 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Suite 400 Washington, D.C. 20004 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Dianne J. Dunlap whose address is 5054 Tenth St. SE Washington, D.C. 20017 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Dolly B. Johnson, who died on August 30, 2009 without a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before February 23rd, 2013 Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before February 23rd, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: August 23rd, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Dianne J. Dunlap Personal Representative
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2013FEP86 Date of Death August 7th, 2013 Shirley N. Love Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Michael A. Love whose address is 5820 Rumford Drive, New Carrollton, MD 20784 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Shirley N. Love, deceased, by the Orphans Court for Prince George’s County for State of Maryland, on December 7th, 2012, Service of process may be made upon Harold W. Johnson, Sr., 237 Anacostia Ave., Washington, D.C. 20019 whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned the following District of Columbia real property. 3032 Thayer Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20018. THe decedent owned District of Columbia persnal property. Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, Building A, 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 monmths from the date of first publicaton of this notice.
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington,D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM817 Victoria P. Laney Decedent Donata Edwards 1629 K St. NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20006 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Eugene C. Laney, Jr., whose address is 4811 Old Branch Avenue Temple Hills, MD 20748, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Victoria P. Laney, who died on July 3, 2013 with a Will, and will serve without withoutCourt supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before February 23rd, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before February 23rd, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: August 23rd, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Eugene C. Laney, Jr. Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 8/23, 8/30, 9/7/13
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington,D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM771 Beth A. Paulson AKA Beth Alden Paulson Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS John Perazich, whose address is 1835 Irving Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20010 was, appointed personal representative of the estate of Beth A. Paulson AKA Beth Alden Paulson who died on June 25, 2013 with a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before February 16th, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before February 16th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: August 16th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Daily Washington Law Reporter Afro- American John Perazich Personal Representative
Michael A. Love Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS Date of first publication: August 23, 2013 Name of newspapers and/or periodical: The Daily Washington TRUE TEST COPY Law Reporter TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: Tue Aug 13 11:25:48 EDT REGISTER OF2013 WILLS Afro-American REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: Tue2013 Aug 20 12:48:36 TYPESET: Tue Aug 20 12:50:04 EDT 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13 8/23, 8/30, 9/6/13 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM788 Rachel Parham Decedent Ashok K. Batra 14509 Cantrell Road Silver Spring,MD 20905 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Chevist O. Parham, whose address is 102 Va r n u m S t r e e t , N E Washington, DC 20011 was, appointed personal representative of the estate of Rachel Parham, who died on October 21st, 2012 without a will and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before February 16th, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before February 16th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: August 16th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Newspaper Daily Washington Law Reporter Chevist O. Parham Personal Representative
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM777 William G. Anderson Decedent Attorney Ethel Mitchell 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW. Suite 1045 Washington, DC 20036 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Christopher Robinson, Jr. whose address is 17008 Aspen Leaf Drive, Bowie, MD 20716 was appointed personal representative of the estate of William G. Anderson who died on June 2, 2013 with a will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and h e i r s w h o s e whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before February 16, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before February 16, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: August 16, 2013 Name of newspaper: Washington Law Reporter Afro- American Newspapers Christopher Robinson Jr. Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM807 Ralph Morris Grier Decedent Frazer Walton 1913 D. Street N.E. Lioyd Stokes Merritt having filed an applicantion for Washington DC 20002 judgement changing the Attorney name from Lloyd Stokes NOTICE OF Merritt to Nina Julia Lloyd APPOINTMENT, and having applied to the NOTICE TO court for an Order of PublicaCREDITORS tion of the notice required by AND NOTICE TO UNlaw in such cases; it is by the Court this 5th day of August KNOWN HEIRS 2013, hereby Antoinette V. Carroll, ORDERED, that a copy of whose address is 1800 this Order be published once Palmer Road, #222 Fort a week for three (3) consecuWashington, Maryland tive weeks, in Afro-American 20744 was appointed Newspaper, a newspaper of general circulation of the Dispersonal representative trict of Columbia; and it is furof the estate of Ralph ther Morris Grier, who died on ORDERED, that the publicaDecember 3, 2007 withtion must began no later than out a will and without sutwo weeks after the filing of pervision. All unknown the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL heirs and heirs whose HEARING on this application wherabouts are unto change name will be held known shall enter their in Judge-in-Chambers, appearance in this Room 4220 in the District of proceeding. Objections Columbia at 500 Indiana to such appointment Avenue NW Washington DC shall be filed with the 20001, on the 20th day of September, 2013 at 3:30 pm. Register of Wills, D.C. If any person desires to op515 5th Street, N.W., pose this application, that Building A, 3rd Floor, person or his or her attorney Washington DC 20001, must be present at the hearon or before February 23, ing or file written detailed 2014. Claims against the objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with decedent shall be preJudge-in-Chambers and mail sented to the undera copy of the applicant or apsigned with a copy to the plicant’s counsel; and it is furregister of Wills or to the ther Register of Wills with a SO ORDERED, that the apcopy to the undersigned plicant must send the application for change of name on or before of an adult and notice of final February 23, 2014, or be hearing to the applicant’s forever barred.Persons creditors personally or by believed to be heirs or registered or certified mail legatees of the decedent and show proof of service by who do not receive a filing the affidavit/declaration copy of this notice by mail SO ORDERED within 25 days of its pubJUDGE lication shall inform TYPESET: 8/23, Tue 8/30, Aug9/6 20 12:56:11 EDT so 2013 the register of wills, including name, address and relatonship. Superior Court of Date of first publication; the District of August 23rd. 2013 Columbia Name of newspaper and Civil Division /or periodical: Case No. 113-0005443 Afro-American IN RE: Daniel James Spriggs Washington Law Reporter Applicant Antoinette V. Carroll ORDER OF Personal PUBLICATION Representative CHANGE OF NAME TRUE TEST COPY Daniel James Spriggs having REGISTER OF WILLS filed an application for judg8/23, 8/30, 9/613 ment changing the name
Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 12-0005363 IN RE: Lloyd Stokes Merritt Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME
from Male Spriggs to Daniel James Sprggs and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 8th day of August 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in Afro-American , a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than two weeks after the filing of the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 20th day of September 13th, 2013 at 2:45 pm.If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-in-Chambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further SO ORDERED JUDGE 8/23, 8/30, 9/6
Building A, 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice.
August 31, 2013 - September 6, 2013, The Afro-American TYPESET: Tue Aug 13 11:32:40 2013 TYPESET: Tue Aug 20 12:51:02 EDT 2013 LEGAL NOTICES LEGALEDT NOTICES Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington,D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM796 LaVerne Ionia Williams Decedent David B. Lamb 1740 N Street, NW, Suite One Washington, D.C. 20036 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Donald Williams, whose address is 1352 Irving Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20010, was appointed personal representative of the estate of LaVerne Ionia Williams, who died on July 8th, 2010 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before February 16th, 2014. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before February 16th, 2014, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: August 16th, 2013 Name of newspaper: Daily Washington Law Reporter Afro-American Donald Williams Personal Representative
Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 13-0005354 IN RE: Laura Allen O’Shea Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME
Laura Allen O’Shea having filed an application for judgment changing the name from Laura Allen O’Shea to Laura Allen McGhee and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 5th day of August 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, to be completed within 30 days of filing of the application in The AfroAmerican , a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than two weeks after the filing of the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 23rd day of September, 2013 at 3:45 pm. If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-in-Chambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED, that notice be s e n t t o t h e a p p l i c a n t ’s creditors personally or by registered or certified mail and that proof of service be made by filing the affidavit/ declaration of service in name change cases. SO ORDERED JUDGE TYPESET: Tue 13 8/23, 8/30,Aug 9/6/13
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2013ADM772 John Edward Jackson Decedent Lloyd J. Jordan 1155 F Street NW Suite 1050 TRUE TEST COPY Washington DC 20004 REGISTER OF WILLS AttorneyEDT 2013 TYPESET: Tue Aug 13 11:43:23 NOTICE OF 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13 APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO Superior Court of CREDITORS the District of AND NOTICE TO District of Columbia UNKNOWN HEIRS PROBATE DIVISION Mary D. Jackson whose Washington, D.C. address is 135 49th St. 20001-2131 SE, Washington, DC Administration No. 20019, was appointed 2011ADM32 personal representative James Lee Banks of the estate of John EdDecedent ward Jackson, who died NOTICE OF on November 13th, 2012 APPOINTMENT, without a will and will NOTICE TO serve without Court suCREDITORS pervision. All unknown AND NOTICE TO heirs and heirs whose UNKNOWN HEIRS whereabouts are unNathan A. Neal, Attorney known shall enter their at Law whose address is appearance in this 3108 Cherry Road, NE proceeding. Objections Washington, DC 20018 to such appointment was appointed personal shall be filed with the representative of the Register of Wills, D.C., estate of James Lee 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Banks, who died on Floor Washington, D.C. September 27th, 1993 20001, on or before Febwithout a will and will ruary 16th, 2014. Claims serve with Court superviagainst the decedent sion. All unknown heirs shall be presented to the and heirs whose undersigned with a copy whereabouts are unto the Register of Wills or known shall enter their filed with the Register of appearance in this Wills with a copy to the proceeding. Objections undersigned, on or beto such appointment (or fore February 16th, to the probate of de2014, or be forever cedent´s will) shall be barred. Persons believed filed with the Register of to be heirs or legatees of Wills, D.C., 515 5th the decedent who do not Street, N.W., 3rd Floor receive a copy of this noWa s h i n g t o n , D . C . tice by mail within 25 20001, on or before Febdays of its first publicaruary 16th, 2014. Claims tion shall so inform the against the decedent Register of Wills, includshall be presented to the ing name, address and undersigned with a copy relationship. to the Register of Wills or Date of Publication: filed with the Register of August 16th, 2013 Wills with a copy to the Name of newspaper: undersigned, on or beAfro-American fore February 16th, 2014 Washington or be forever barred. PerLaw Reporter sons believed to be heirs Mary D. Jackson or legatees of the dePersonal cedent who do not reRepresentative ceive a copy of this notice TRUE TEST COPY by mail within 25 days of REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: Tue 8/30/13 Aug 20 12:54:12 EDT 2013 its first publication shall 8/16, 8/23, so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationSuperior Court of ship. the District of Date of Publication: Columbia August 16th, 2013 Civil Division Name of newspaper: Case No. 13-0005430 Daily Washington In re: Law Reporter Randolph Shipman The Washington Applicant Afro American ORDER OF Nathan A. Neal PUBLICATION Attorney at Law CHANGE OF NAME Randolph Shipman having Personal filed an application for judgRepresentative
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ment changing the name from Randolph Shipman name to lya Brandi Shipman and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 8th day of August 2013, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The AfroAmerican Newspapers, a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that the publication must began no later than 12 days after the filing of the application; and is further ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Washington DC 20001, on the 26th day of September, 2013 at 2:30 pm. If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) days in advance of the hearing with Judge-in-Chambers and mail a copy of the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further SO ORDERED JUDGE 8/23, 8/30, 8/6
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MOW Closing Ceremonies at Metropolitan AME By Ariel Medley Special to the AFRO
More than a hundred people gathered on the morning of August 25th, inside the historic Metropolitan AME Church in northwest, D.C. to witness the closing ceremonies for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. In an outpouring of appreciation, clergy and congregation rose together for a heartfelt ovation for the Rev. Al Sharpton, honoring his outstanding leadership, guidance, organization and execution of the now historic National Action to Realize the Dream March. Appreciation was also shown for special guests Charles J. Ogletree Jr., professor and founder of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard University Law School, and professor and author Michael Eric Dyson. The congregation gave special honors to Metropolitan AME senior pastor, the Rev. Ronald E. Braxton, for graciously offering the church as the central location for the March’s preliminary planning and preparatory discussions. The church served as the original headquarters in planning the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Rev. Braxton stood and addressed his congregation with praise and compassion, appealing for their participation in the ongoing fight for effective gun control legislation. “We must stand against the ‘Stand Your Ground law”, he said, adding that the strength of the Black community lies in unity, and unity is found within the church. “If the black church does not stand, our community will be lost. We are the voice.” Rev. Sharpton read from St. Luke, chapter 17, verse 11: the story of the ten lepers who were healed by Jesus and yet, only one leper returned to thank him. “What happened to the rest?” asked Rev. Sharpton. He related the passage to the many men and women whose lives have benefited from the Civil Rights Movement, but who have yet to return or acknowledge the African American community, church, or the movement itself. “Many who succeeded because of the March did not return…those who gained wealth and success, those who sit where their grandfather couldn’t…. you got what you wanted and did not come back to thank him.” Steward Ernest Green, of the Little Rock Nine, gave the ceremony’s official welcoming, and spoke proudly of his experience at the August 24th March on Washington. Extending words of wisdom to the congregation’s younger generation seated before him, he said “I may not be here for the next [March on Washington] so we look to you, the next generation, to carry on our legacy.”
The Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Braxton, senior pastor and Rev. Marie Phillips Braxton, assistant pastor of Metropolitan AME Church