Tag Archives: Black History Month

A Second Emancipation Proclamation: Free Your Mind

By Jim Allen,Editor, NuVote Reach Photo Credit: FourStory.org The Emancipation Proclamation only freed slaves in the 10 confederate states, it did not free any slaves in the Border States, nor did it abolish slavery. Because of this, President Abraham Lincoln and other supporters … Continue reading

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American History, Family History: Am I Black Enough For You?

By Jim Allen, Editor, NuVoteReach Dr. Ruby (Lonesome). Allen celebrates her  Doctorate conferral in 2012, at age 79, with family members comprising four generations of descendants of 19th century marriages between enslaved Parsons, Brown, Butts and Fulford family members. 2nd … Continue reading

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American History, Family History: Happy Birthday Dad and President Lincoln

By Jim Allen, Editor, NuVoteReach My dad, Rev. James Oliver Allen Sr, during his radio/MC days circa 1950 My mom, Educator, Dr. Ruby Cleopatra (Lonesome) Allen, circa 1953 My father’s father, James Walter “Box” (Wilson) Jones, circa 1950 My father’s … Continue reading

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American History, Family History – Red Tails: WWII to the Present

By Jim Allen, Editor, NuVoteReach Great Uncle Captain (later Major) Andrew D. “Jug” Turner (January 6, 1920-September 14, 1947) commander of the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, 15th Air Force. Pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group, Tuskegee Airmen, the elite, … Continue reading

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American History, Allen Family History: Coming to America through WWI — By Jim Allen, Editor NuVoteReach

351st Field Artillery [African American] Troops on the Deck of the “Louisville.” Part of the Squadron “A” 351st Field Artillery, [African American] troops who returned on the Transport Louisville (National Archive). The company of Boston Allen, Jr. 1921 Graduating Class … Continue reading

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