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Family History Unveiled, Traced Back to Jamestown

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Michael J. Leclerc

Michael J. Leclerc
Director of Special Projects

 Walter Anthony was the first black student to walk across the stage at Sheepshead Bay High School’s 1961 inaugural graduation in Brooklyn, N.Y. He remembers walking to school, running track, and going home. He said that he received a good education but had “no social life,” evidence of the cultural isolation that was part of his experience.

 

It was, in part, the essence of that cultural isolation that brouoght Anthony to Jamestown this summer. He was in search of his family history.

 

Read the full story in the Jamestown Press.


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