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Thursday, March 27

  1. page institutions edited ... Holy Church - Manley Street Christian Church Fayetteville First Cosmopolitan Baptist Churc…
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    Holy Church -
    Manley Street Christian Church
    FayettevilleFirst Cosmopolitan Baptist Church- formly known as Fayetteville St. Baptist
    Schools and Hospitals
    There were a number of significant buildings in the 4th Ward
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Saturday, January 11

  1. page EffieWhitaker edited Effie Effie Whitaker (Sept 20th 1892 - Mar 11th 1964) Teacher, activist, and advocate for …

    Effie
    Effie Whitaker
    (Sept 20th 1892 - Mar 11th 1964) Teacher, activist, and advocate for deaf adults
    Raleigh's 4th Ward Resident - 129 W. Lenoir Street
    The following history was written by Marieta Joyner in the African American National Biography
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    Christian activities.
    In 1913 Whitaker graduated from Hampton Institute, and by 1914 she had accepted her first teaching position at the Henderson Elementary School in Raleigh. In 1916 she left the Henderson School and accepted a position teaching black deaf and blind children at the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institute in Raleigh, which had opened in 1845 but only for white students. The institution began admitting African Americans in 1868, and by 1872 a department within the white school was created for black students. In 1897 a separate school was built for white students in Morganton.
    Because Effie was fluent in America Sign Language (ASL) due to learning it from Lovey Mayo from church, she was assigned to teach the youngest children. Although the deaf community remained torn over oral versus signing methods of teaching hearing-impaired students, most schools adopted both approaches. Alexander Graham Bell's theory about teaching deaf students fueled the argument when he opened the Speech School for Teachers of the Deaf in Boston in 1872. Bell was criticized for his strong support of lip reading, yet he refused to waver and even started his own journal, the Volta Review, in 1887 to promote his mechanical experiments in hearing and speech. Whitaker was well aware of this debate, but she also understood that deaf students needed to know sign language to communicate with each other. More important, she knew that young, black children needed to know ASL in order to obtain a higher education in settings such as Gallaudet University for the deaf.
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Wednesday, December 4

  1. page People edited ... Aleck Rosengarten - a Russian-Jewish immigrant who created Rosengarten Park of the 4th Ward C…
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    Aleck Rosengarten - a Russian-Jewish immigrant who created Rosengarten Park of the 4th Ward
    Colonel Vernon L. Haywood - 870 Manly Street, Tuskegee Airman
    Eddie Lee Rand- 625 Cannon Street, business manEddie's Sweet Shop
    Rosa Rand- 610 Dorothea Drive- educator Rosa Rand

    Prominent Citizens (people you may know) and Cultural Treasures (the people who know)
    Carton Fellers
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    James A. and Eunice Y Joyner - James grew up in the 4th and Eunice attended school there -see the 8.25.2010 interview
    Pearl Wilson Smith - Grew up in the Fourth Ward -August 2010 interview
    LeadsRosa Rand- Grew up in Fourth Ward during the late 50's until 2000's. Attended Washington Elementary School during segregation. Lived on Cannon St. when it was just a dirt road; later it was paved and became Dorothea Drive. Fourth Ward Ward later became known as Southside Community. Rosa is the daughter of the late Utah Rand and Maxine Rand: the granddaughter of Ivie Rand on the paternal side of her family.
    Leads
    we are
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    be interviewed
    Charles Urban - ran printing press for African American newspaper. Has large archive of photos
    The Cameron family - former residents of the 4th
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Sunday, April 15

  1. page ParadiseClub edited ... {208_South_Street,_houses_removed.jpg} The Paradise Club - photo from Vanished Raleigh In the…
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    {208_South_Street,_houses_removed.jpg} The Paradise Club - photo from Vanished Raleigh
    In the upstairs of this building on the corner of South and McDowell was the Paradise Club, what residents describe as a kind of “upscale juke joint”. The Paradise Club would have been in operation during the 1940’s but the building must have served a number of other functions over its history.
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    Paradise Club (top(bottom photo) currently
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    be something else/ else)
    {208_South_Street,_1971,_looking_north_west.jpg}
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  2. page ParadiseClub edited ... {208_South_Street,_houses_removed.jpg} The Paradise Club - photo from Vanished Raleigh In the…
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    {208_South_Street,_houses_removed.jpg} The Paradise Club - photo from Vanished Raleigh
    In the upstairs of this building on the corner of South and McDowell was the Paradise Club, what residents describe as a kind of “upscale juke joint”. The Paradise Club would have been in operation during the 1940’s but the building must have served a number of other functions over its history.
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    information and pictures.Thepictures.(MH edits)The second building
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    Paradise Club (top photo) currently sits
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    post office. Also Rose Auto does not have a gabled roof, and there is an vintage railroad trestle between McDowell/South and Rose that you would be ale to see in the photo, so the garage seen must be something else/
    {208_South_Street,_1971,_looking_north_west.jpg}
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Saturday, April 14

  1. page PedestrianBridge edited Pedestrian Bridge ... West Street (Harrington is the next street west of Dawson) seems to {…

    Pedestrian Bridge
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    West Street (Harrington is the next street west of Dawson) seems to
    {1872_Walking_Bridge.JPG} 1872 Birds Eye Etching Showing the 4th Ward
    {1884_West_&_Cabarrus.jpg} 1884 Sanborn - Close up
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  2. page ParadiseClub edited ... 200 W. South Street, Corner of South & McDowell {208_South_Street,_houses_removed.jpg} Th…
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    200 W. South Street, Corner of South & McDowell
    {208_South_Street,_houses_removed.jpg} The Paradise Club - photo from Vanished Raleigh
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    juke joint”. TheThe Paradise Club
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    information and pictures.pictures.The second building to the left of the Paradise Club currently sits on the grounds of the Mordecai House and is believed to be an antebellum post office.
    {208_South_Street,_1971,_looking_north_west.jpg}
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Saturday, November 26

  1. page EdwardAJohnson edited Edward surgery videos herniaEdward A. Johnson Lived at 515 S. West Street Businessman, histo…

    Edwardsurgery videos herniaEdward A. Johnson
    Lived at 515 S. West Street
    Businessman, historian, educator, lawyer and politician
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    Johnson was a dedicated Republican who served as chair of the GOP in the 4th Congressional District. He was also a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1892, 1896 and 1900. President Theodore Roosevelt made him an honorary brigadier general in his inaugural parade.
    Johnson is best known as an author. In 1890, at the urging of the Raleigh School Superintendent, he published the popular children’s text book, {DSCF1461.JPG} Historical Marker on W. LenoirA School History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1890. The Superintendent convinced Johnson that there was a need for a history book of African American achievements for children. The book, adopted by Virginia and North Carolina black schools, gained Johnson national notoriety. Although it had several errors, A School Historywas published in four editions until 1911.
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    a second textbook, Historytextbook,History of the
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    the utopian novel, Lightnovel,Light Ahead for
    In 1900 Johnson was a founder of the National Negro Business League with Booker T. Washington (see letter to Booker T.) at a time when he was one of the largest property owners in Raleigh. Despite his success, Johnson chafed under racial discrimination in North Carolina and moved to New York City’s Harlem in 1907. He was admitted to the New York bar and continued his activities as a Republican politician. In 1917 Johnson became the first African American elected to the New York state legislature representing the 19th Assembly District. He served one term in the legislature.
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    his last book, Adambook,Adam vs. Ape-Man
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    following surgery.
    Coleman Manufacturing Link
    References
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Thursday, September 9

  1. page PearlWilsonSmith edited ... Places: Fire station next to Ward house (on S. Saunders st near S. Harrington?) ... Chri…
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    Places:
    Fire station next to Ward house (on S. Saunders st near S. Harrington?)
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    Christian Church.
    Pearl
    Pearl remembers the
    Cabarrus Street used to be called Founders Row due to the Founders of Shaw University living there, coordinated neighborhood development of East Raleigh Downtown (Historic District) JE Williams House, Carriage shed(?)
    House of Prayer for all People on South Street used to be to uncle’s store.
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  2. page PearlWilsonSmith edited ... Daddy grace(?) South Street across from the YMCA. People: ... church (which?) her corre…
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    Daddy grace(?) South Street across from the YMCA.
    People:
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    church (which?) her correct telephone number is 919-834-1407.
    Colonel Vernon
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    congressman. (?)
    David Dolby or Dobby is Vernon’s nephew and also a Fourth Ward- related person of achievement, could add more details, is a past CEO of Nationsbank in Charlotte and currently lives in Raleigh, NC.
    Delores Williams White lived next door to Ms. Mayo they all walked to Washington Elementry ? school together.
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    Manly Street.
    Albert Whitaker, related to Effie Whitaker, lives/lived near Hargett & Main (Manly?) St Church.
    Weston Butler lived across the street from him and over.
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    South Street.
    Lawrence Williams, was Director of Economic Development/Equal Opportunity(?), is Pearl’s younger brother, might remember the urban development plans and community reaction better.
    Gloria Lester Feimster (need details)
    Mr. Exham had trade school off C – ba on Cameron?
    Mr. Levinson was the band leader at Washington (Elementary?) School.
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    Quarry Rd.
    Mary Monroe, related to James Williams, married to man from 4th Ward, whose family had woodyard business mother lived across from RR station.
    Charles Francis Webb “Danny” from Canmont (?) Pugh St; lives on New Bern Avenue, is composer, had career in NY, educated Hampton Institute, now University. Group is /was Dande Criers.
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    _Christ in Park(?)___HolinessPark(?)_Holiness Church off
    Echo (?) Ratliffe Valerie sister lives in Hampton (VA?)
    Carl Hudson had store downtown first black mannequins
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    Other:
    Demolished Halifax Court community demo but lived on in our hearts
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    Clerks office Smith__ Smith (?)
    Pearl
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    the wiki?
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