Lester Walton Papers, 1905-1977.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...
William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman ( 1895-1971 ), nineteenth president of Liberia, was born November 29, 1895 in Harper City, Maryland County, Liberia to Alexander Tubman and Elizabeth Rebecca Barnes Tubman . His paternal grandparents, manumitted slaves, were repatriates who in 1837 had immigrated from Georgia ( USA ) to the Maryland Colony in Africa . Tubman received his education at Government Elementary School in Harper City and the Cape Palmas Methodist Seminary. He began his pol...
Frederick O'Neal was an African-American actor and director in theater, motion pictures, radio and television, as well as a labor leader in performing arts unions. Primarily a character actor, O'Neal began his career in St. Louis, Mo., where he organized the Aldridge Players. After more than ten years of acting in road companies throughout the West and Midwest, in 1936 O'Neal settled in New York City. In 1940, together with Abram Hill, he co-founded the American Negro Theatre (ANT) ...
Lester Aglar Walton enjoyed a multi-faceted career in the entertainment field, as a journalist, American ambassador to Liberia, and civic leader. Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1882 he was awarded three honorary degrees: Master of Arts from Lincoln University in Chester, Pa. (1927), LL. D. from Wilberforce University (1945), and the University of Liberia (1958). Walton began his journalistic career with the "St. Louis Star" in 1902, later wrote for the "New Y...
The Newspaper Guild of New York (Newspaper Guild, Local 3) was chartered in 1933 and led in its early years by Heywood Broun, a successful columnist for the World Telegram. Three major New York daily newspapers were organized by 1941, and in 1937 Time Magazine became the first magazine organized by the local. At first the Guild represented only the newsroom workers, but jurisdiction was expanded to include non-editorial newspaper staff and commercial workers, as well as some employees of news se...
Hulan Edwin Jack was most noted for being the first black borough president in New York City, representing Manhattan from 1954-1961. Born in the British West Indies in 1906, he immigrated to the United States at age 16 and later attended New York University. A Democrat, Jack was elected to the New York State Assembly from 1940-1953 and 1968-1972. As an assemblyman Jack was known as a fighter for civil and human rights, successfully introducing legislation to ...
Epithet: of the River Club New York British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000564.0x00016e Bernard Mannes Baruch was a financier and head of several war committees, including chairman of the War Industries Board, 1918-1919, and U.S. representative to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, 1946. From the guide to the Speech before the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, June 14, 1946, 1946, (Amer...