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New Story: Resurrecting Hill Top, Black History on Forman Circle

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Cooking for Martin Luther King, Jr., Maude Burroughs Jackson says, was one of the greatest honors of her life. Two decades prior, her father built this house by hand. Maude entered first grade in 1947 in the one room schoolhouse she ended up saving from destruction in 1995. Because of repeated vandalism, she no longer ventures to the community cemetery by herself. It’s because of her love for those who loved her those early years that we know now of this community at all.

Are These The Whetstonian’s Last Days? / The Mural of the Life of Walter Whetstone

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The Whetstones seem too worn out to fight for the Whetstonian’s preservation.


Dorothy Whetstone does most of the talking these days. She speaks fondly of how they first met at the Jefferson Street Pool just up the street 59 years ago.


Dot points to the wall and says, “Oh! That mural! That tells the story of Walter’s life.”