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Curtis Jackson (#46552524)
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Bio Photo Atlanta, Georgia native saluting the contributions of known and unknown individuals, pacifically the fundamental role that African American's have played in the making of the American republic. Many of these known and unknown individuals broke barriers in the political, educational and entertainment arenas, as well as built up their communities, and achieved beyond what others deemed impossible. All saluted, from the famous to the obscure, deserve our gratitude, for their lives clearly demonstrate in some way-through perseverance, fortitude and hard work that people can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to fulfill their dreams and share their gifts with the world. Over the recent years I have learned and made some exciting discoveries about my ancestors. Find A Grave provides all of us a opportunity to learn about some of these individuals behind the struggles and triumphs that have helped shape the world in which we live. My hope is that more people will become more aware of the contributions that many of these individuals have made.


"Iíve only just a minute,
Only sixty seconds in it.
Forced upon me, canít refuse it,
Didnít seek it, didnít choose it,
But itís up to me to use it.
I must suffer if I lose it,
Give an account if I abuse it,
Just a tiny little minute,
But eternity is in it."


-Dr. Benjamin E. Mays


ďI shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.Ē

-Stephen Grellet


"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."

-Albert Pike



👍🏾Thank you to everyone who have left tokens and kind words of rememberance for my memorials, especially my loved ones. Also, a special thank you to those who have sponsored memorials of my deceased relatives. God bless!


🌹Kathy McCree Jackson

Memorials For Fallen Gravers (Before Dec.31,2011)


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Sandi Danielle
RE: Mahalia Jackson Bio
Thanks so much!!
Blessings, Sandi :-)
Added by Sandi Danielle on Jun 05, 2017 12:10 AM
Sandi Danielle
MEM 535

Curtis, Please add this at the End of the Bio for
Mahalia Jackson

The United States Postal Service added Commemorative recognition of her Legacy to the "Legends of American Music, Gospel Singers"
on July 15, 1998
Mahalia Jackson, 32Ę Stamp


I've added a sample of the stamp in her floral tribute. :-)
Sandi
Added by Sandi Danielle on May 21, 2017 8:17 PM
Theresa Williams
RE: Happy Birthday! 🎂
Thank you!
Added by Theresa Williams on May 13, 2017 7:46 AM
Deleon Todd
Memorial for James Forten, Sr.
Mr. Jackson: Part of the memorial you created says, "During Forten's life time he spent over half of his $300.00 fortune to finance different crusades for abolitionists'...". I'm wondering if "$300.00" should've read "$300,000"? Overall great bio. Thanks for the historical insight.
Added by Deleon Todd on May 03, 2017 7:59 AM
In memory of Bo and Chris
RE: Happy Birthday! 🎂
Thank you so much!!! Cecile
Added by In memory of Bo and Chris on Apr 17, 2017 6:10 PM
Richard Pittman
RE: Corin Hensley
When looking, I thought it might be too soon to have a grave stone installed. I suggest you make a fresh request in 2-3 months, or after you have confirmed placement.

Richard
Added by Richard Pittman on Mar 15, 2017 10:53 PM
Renaldo Browne
Historic African Americans
Mr. Jackson,

A couple of names you may be able to add to African American History.

Lee Julian Purnell
Whipple Purnell

Lee, the Son of Whipple was a prominent engineer in the Oakland Bay Area, CA. His father (Whipple Purnell) was one of the first African American Physicians in the Oalkand, CA area.

Lee is on Find A Grave.
Added by Renaldo Browne on Jan 05, 2017 8:43 AM
Hannah
Memorials
I loved reading Lena's memorial. She was blessed with 104 years! Not many people can say their loved one was around that long. I'll have to ask her a few questions when I get to where I'm going :)

Merry Christmas!
Added by Hannah on Dec 24, 2016 10:23 PM
Tyler Harris Community Foundation
Joe Ligon
Greetings My Brother, Again another giant in the gospel field has transitioned. Hope you have the time and opportunity to give him a proper Memorial Bio. At this moment words fail me and I am too close to the situation to attempt the task. Willie "Joe Ligon" would appreciate your touch. Take Care.
Added by Tyler Harris Community Fo... on Dec 11, 2016 7:42 PM
Armstrong History
Thanks for Your Contribution
Hi - I just came across your bio on Harriet Tubman. I want to THANK YOU for contributing your text that many people will benefit from reading! It's one of the BEST famous bios that I have read! It was packed full of details . . . it was very informative! Your writing is beautiful!!
Added by Armstrong History on Oct 13, 2016 9:53 PM
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