The Great Family
There are so many stories to tell about my family’s journey through time I find it very hard to include detailed information about what God has allowed us to contribute to recent history. I have run into the perverbial slavery wall and am stuck there.
I would love if Dr. Gates would lend his influence and resources to assist me with completing a book
about my family history. I would like to confirm and share the story of our African, Native American and European roots
with the rest of my family and possibly a movie to share with the world.
I have listed below some of my relatives contribution to human history.
Ollie B. Justice attended Lincoln County School and received her college education at Tougaloo College. Ollie was a charter member of the NAACP in Brookhaven, Mississippi in the early 1960′s she served as president and vice president.
Willie T. Allen, Civil Rights activist and first African American to be named Special Assistance to the Governor of Mississippi. Gov. Winters
James Wilson Berry decorated war hero World War II
William (Bill) Berry member of the Puerto Rican Congress of the Negro Baseball League
Deborah L. Berry is the Iowa State Representative from the 22nd District. She has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2003.
Arthur J Pope, Ph.D. (One of the youngest PH.D’s in the nation)
Post Doctoral Fellow National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Clinical Endocrinology National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD)
James Kinard world class bassist performed with some of the greatest musicians across all muscial genres.
Please let me know if you are interested in helping me tell my story.