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Dad joined the Navy…to SAVE the world

My Dad was an eyewitness to history. Lucky for me, he survived. When the U.S. entered World War II, my Dad was three months shy of 30, the upper limit for the military draft. But Pearl Harbor inspired the college-educated … Continue reading

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The most famous Holtzclaw founded the first black college in Mississippi

William Henry Holtzclaw, born during the centennial year of the nation that brought his slave ancestors from Africa, is arguably the most famous of my ancestors. Nearly two hundred years after the first Holtzclaws arrived in Virginia, William, son of … Continue reading

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