Our Remarkable Journey: A Biographical and Historical Record of the Vincent / Vinson and Van Hook Families

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Xlibris Corporation, Mar 29, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 287 pages
This book is about our personal journeys in the United States from the enslavement period to the present. There are pages of mini biographies; historical tidbits; essays by family members; obituaries; memoirs; and photographs from 1920's to the present.
 

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Contents

Preface
9
Acknowledgments
13
Our Ancestors Led the Way
19
On Solid Rocks We Stand
28
Separate Is Unequal
33
George Vinson and Sallie Sarah Van Hook Vinson
37
Unis Idra Vinson and Annie Bradsher Vinson
55
James Willis Vinson and Emma Sue Villines Vinson
59
Family Photographs
118
Theodore Roosevelt Vincent and Harriet Elizabeth Lea Vincent
158
William Howard Vincent and Viola Morton Vincent
167
Ernest Harvey Vincent and Clarease Elizabeth Allen Vincent
175
Rosetta Pearl Vinson Thompson and Lindsey Louis Thompson
206
Flossie Rene Vinson Wells and Arthur Wells
209
Odema Pleasure Vinson Thompson and Lonnie Thompson
228
Our Van Hook Connections
234

Edward Brown Vincent and His Family
96
Rotha Ann Vinson Villines and Dallas William Villines
108
Thomas Green Vincent and Magdalene Lee Villines Vincent
111
Esther Mary Vinson Lownes and Willie Howard Lownes Sr
113
Our Military Family Active Members
252
Sources Cited
255
Name Index
269
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About the author (2010)

Before her retirement in 1993, Esther Vincent Lloyd worked for thirty-seven years as an educational media specialist in Commonwealth of Virginia and the state of New Jersey. She earned her BA degree from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina in 1954 and her MA degree from Kean University in Union, New Jersey in 1982. At the age of fifteen, her first article was published in the Progressive Farmer Magazine. Later in her life she wrote three biographies which are published in Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women, Scarecrow Press, 1990. In addition to researching her family's history, she has had several of her black history articles published in local periodicals in New Jersey. As a member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc., Esther wrote book reviews for the Jersey Heritage: A Celebration of African American History and Genealogy. She has also participated in two special documentaries, A Question of Color, a documentary film that confronts "color consciousness" in the African American community; and Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South. This is a collection of memories of black people who grew up in the Jim Crow South from about the 1890s to the 1960s.

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