Eunice W. Johnson, 1916-2010

Eunice W. Johnson gave Ebony magazine its name and for almost 50 years produced an influential traveling fashion show that brought haute couture to African-Americans while raising millions of dollars for charity. The widow of Johnson Publishing Co. founder John H. Johnson, Mrs. Johnson, 93, died of renal failure Sunday, Jan. 3, in her Chicago …

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Black golf pioneer Powell dies

CANTON, Ohio – Bill Powell, the first African American to build, own and operate a golf course, died Thursday. He was 93. The PGA of America said Powell died at Aultman Hospital in Canton following complications from a stroke. “Bill Powell will forever be one of golf’s most unforgettable American heroes,” PGA of America president …

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Preservationists fight to properly document slave cemetery

Race against time Preservationists want to document plantation slave cemeteries before history is lost By Prentiss Findlay Eugene Frazier and Thomas Johnson surveyed a forest of graves at a hidden cemetery on James Island where they said more than 200 people are laid to rest. Most of the deceased are in unmarked graves. Many of …

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AfriGeneas Reaches 1500 Fans on Facebook!

AfriGeneasTM reached 1500 fans on Facebook today. We picked up 500 fans in two months, 300 of those in the month of December alone! Anna Guy Burroughs of Willingboro, NJ was the 1500th fan. Our thanks Anna and all the other wonderful genealogists and family historians who make AfriGeneas possible! What a great way to …

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