Thursday, February 1, 2018 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Louis Till, the father of Emmett Louis Till. | Alchetron
I thought I would commemorate Black History Month by writing about black historical figures as if they were once actually living, breathing human beings who were not destined for one-dimensionality, who lived in worlds that did not consider them great, or iconic — their lives no more the object of classroom lessons (often badly taught) than a wooden desk is an object of hunger.
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Monday, September 4, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Simeon Wright, who witnessed the abduction of his cousin Emmett Till in 1955, died on Sept. 4 from cancer, according to a report by the USA Today Network. He was 74. Wright’s death was confirmed by his friends, the network noted.
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Iberia Hampton, far left, with her oldest son William Hampton, center, and Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., during a 1971 news conference. | John Filo/Associated Press | Below: Hundreds crowd into the Maywood Park District’s gymnasium to remember Iberia Hampton, who died last week at the age of 94. Sunday, October 23, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews A crowd of at least 100 people … Continue reading Hundreds Remember Iberia Hampton, Mother to Fred and Everyone Else