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This is the grave of Harold Ickes. Born in 1874 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, Ickes moved to Chicago for high school and then went on to the University of Chicago, graduating in 1897. He took a job as a newspaper reporter for a few of the city’s newspapers, including the Tribune. In 1907, he completed a […]
This is the grave of James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson. Born in 1871 in Jacksonville, Florida, James Weldon Johnson came from a family with a lot of black pride. His maternal grandfather Stephen Dillet had been the first black man to win election to the legislature of the Bahamas, for instance. James’ brother […]
This is the grave of Louisa Adams. Born in 1775 in London, Louisa Johnson was the daughter of Joshua Johnson, a Maryland merchant, and an English woman named Catherine Newth. They were also part of the Anglo-American world that demonstrates that the American Revolution was a lot more complicated than an us v. them mentality. […]
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