105. Early African American Deaths in The Pittsburgh Courier, Book Two.
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Compiler: Marlene Garrett Bransom. Book Two in this series is a unique compilation of deaths that encompasses over one hundred small towns and cities across the United States from January 13, 1923, to December 27, 1924. Locally featured, are the towns of Apollo, Bellevue, Brownsville, Canonsburg, Carlisle, Charleroi, Clairton, Donora, Duquesne, Ellwood City, Finleyville, Greensburg, Homestead, Meadville, McKees Rock, McKeesport, New Kensington, Washington, West Middletown, and Uniontown as well as the City of Pittsburgh; in West Virginia, the towns of Charleston, Parkersburg, Fairmont, Mahan, Ronceverte, Morgantown, Kimball and Keystone; in Virginia, Appalachia, Danville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Petersburg, Roanoke, South Boston and Staunton; in Ohio, Akron, Bridgeport, Canton, Cincinnati, Chillicothe, Cleveland, Dayton, East Liverpool, Marion, Martin’s Ferry, Massillon, St. Clairsville, Steubenville, Toledo, Wellsville, Youngstown and Zanesville; in North Carolina, the towns of Burlington, Durham, Edenton, Fayetteville, Leaksville, Gastonia, Greensboro, Hertford, Kinston, Rocky Mount, Salisbury, Wilmington and Winston Salem; in New Jersey, Hackensack, Jersey City, New Brunswick, Orange and Patterson; in New York, Albany, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Fayetteville, Syracuse, Rochester and Yonkers; in Kentucky, Covington, Harrodsburg, Lexington, Louisville, Middleboro, and Millersburg; in Georgia, Albany, Atlanta, Augusta, Elberton, Fort Valley, New Albany, Thomasville and Toomsboro. In addition, selected towns in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Baltimore, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, D. C. and Wyoming are also featured. Many of these small towns share common roots with the Pittsburgh community and detail how individuals are linked to one another. The deaths allow us to construct the African American community in these small towns and cities and the role their citizens played in helping to build and live in it. This book also contains an alphabetical listing of all the deaths featured in the book as well as an every name index at the end of the book. | 2011 | Paperback | Book Two: 252 pages