Wells-Barnett is first among many. Wells was a woman dedicated to a cause, a cause to prevent hundreds of thousands of people from being murdered by lynching. She was a civil servant and fought injustices amongst the black community. Ida Wells was a prominent anti-lynching leader, suffragist, journalist, and speaker.
Surviving are his wife Bertha Pratt, three of his four children, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He completed basic and advanced flight training in Texas at Randolph Field and Brooks Field respectively.
He flew 52 missions over enemy territory as a Group and Wing Leader, becoming proficient in leading formations as large as ships. His official records show that he held the following positions: We hope that he was as proud of that medal and his courageous service as his family was and is of him.
He rarely spoke of his military service unless asked, but his memory for names, faces, dates and events remained crystal clear until his death. He especially loved attending Squadron reunions over the years.
His fondness and respect for the men with whom he flew was enormous We believe the admiration was mutual. During the war, two sons were born to Roy, Roy B. Both served their country, Roy in the U. After the war, two daughters arrived, Robin Lindsey in and Rebecca Susan in He was equally proud of them for their character and accomplishments.
What gave him special joy over the years was the fact that his children actually LIKE each other! Upon separation from the service inRoy returned home to Conneaut, Ohio to help raise his growing family. He owned and ran a successful dry cleaning business.
He was a member of the Air Force Reserves for a number of years during which he transitioned from propellers to jets, learning to fly the T He was an active member and past Commander of the American Legion Cowle Post and continued to fly recreational aircraft for many years. Eight members of Cowle Post comprised the Honor Guard at Roy's funeral on November 28, as he was laid to rest.
It was a profoundly moving and well-deserved tribute.
We regret that this communication does not capture the full measure of the man we knew as father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather and his long life lived after completing official service to his country.
His life, as he lived it, was a credit to his family, his community and his country. He will be sorely missed. We ask you to share our news and our memories with those whom you believe knew Lt.Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Mary Church Terrell, organizers of thousands of African-American women who worked for suffrage for all women.
Harriot Stanton Blatch, daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Stone Blackwell, Lucy Stone’s daughter, who carried on .
Ida B. Wells-Barnett's pamphlet, The Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States, encapsulates a period in U.S.
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The Dutch built and grew wealthy on an Atlantic empire of sugar, slaves, and ships. Ida B. Wells was a woman dedicated to a cause, a cause to prevent hundreds of thousands of people from being murdered by lynching.
Lynching is defined as to take the law into its own hands and kill someone in punishment for a crime or a presumed crime.