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Tuesday, February 21

  1. page Gangs of the 50's and 60's in Monroe edited ... The eight year period between 1956 and 1965 was a trying one for Blacks in Monroe. "White…
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    The eight year period between 1956 and 1965 was a trying one for Blacks in Monroe. "White" and "Colored" water fountains were sprinkled throughout the city. Restaurants were serving Blacks from the back door and the plight seemed to be worsening.
    Malcolm X placed the blame on the White Devils. Elijah Muhammad called for the so-called Negro to become aware of himself. Martin Luther King urged nonviolent solutions while H. "Rap" Brown and Stokely Carmicheal urged Black youth to "Burn Baby Burn."
    Black Youth Listened......Listened to some wild and crazy music in the 60's
    Black youth across America listened to the many voices speaking to them and reacted in different ways. Some joined the Congress of Racial Equality, in Monroe scores of teenagers signed up. Some joined the Elijah Muhammad's Black Muslim...they did that too in Monroe. But many Black youth, confused, unemployed and forsaken to the streets.
    In Watts, whole Black neighborhoods were burned. There were fierce gangs in Chicago and New York and movies about gangs and gang life sparked even more interest...In the late 1950's gangs began to develop in Monroe as well.
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Monday, February 20

  1. page Wright, Roosevelt Jr. edited ... A charismatic personality, he was sought after as a youth speaker at many local churches. Betw…
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    A charismatic personality, he was sought after as a youth speaker at many local churches. Between 1968-1976 he served as youth minister at: Pleasant Green Baptist Church, Truevine Baptist Church, Log Town Baptist Church, New Rocky Valley Baptist Church and Mt Zion Baptist Church in Grambling, Calvary Baptist Church, Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Monroe, La.
    In 1970 he became the Youth Director for the Youth program of the Ouachita Multi-Purpose CAP agency. A great organizer, he marshaled hundreds of youth into an organization called "The Black Youth Council" and began a series sit-ins and protest marches against segregation and racial bias.
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    of Walter Rasenbush'sRaschenbusch's "Social Gospel."
    Operation Helping Hand organized scores of youth into volunteer squads that rehabilitated the homes of the poor, both Negro and White. Youth stood on street corners with cups and gathered funds all week, bought lumber and supplies each Friday and once each week they completely rehabilitated the home a poor resident from top to bottom, including paint, screens, wallpaper and other essentials, in a one day "old fashioned barn raising" activity.
    In the process of the protests, marches and other civil rights activities he was arrested and detained by the local police and FBI 17 times.
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    In 1995 he was named State Director of the Louisiana Baptist Youth Encampment. That, coupled with his role as a staff member of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education and a writer of Sunday School Lessons for the Sunday School Publishing Board, gave him an even wider area of ministry.
    Between 1995 and 2006 he remained active in the community, mentoring youth, preaching and helping the poor and promoting youth development.
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    School for sexual purposes.the Performing Arts. The school is a Type 1 Public Charter School authorized by the Monroe City School Board for students 6-8.
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Thursday, February 16

  1. page Wright, Roosevelt Jr. edited Roosevelt Wright, Jr. Community Advocate, pastor, writer ... Louise Davis Wright. {Wright, Roo…
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    Louise Davis Wright. {Wright, Roosevelt2013.jpg} Roosevelt Wright, Jr. Wright.O
    He was raised in part by paternal grandparents who lived in Panthersburn, Mississippi, a small plantation outside of Greenville, Mississippi.
    He attended the first grade at J.S. Clark elementary school in Monroe but moved to Oakland, California in 1956 at the age of seven. There he fell into bad company and was remanded to the Alemeda County Home for boys where he remained until 1958 at which time he was returned to Monroe.
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    soon became
    GAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!
    an ardent student.
    In school he wrote stories and poems for his teachers. Some of his stories were tied together with string and sold to fellow students for 5 cents. He was encouraged to write by a Junior High School teacher, Joyce Bassett, who listened with amusement to a story that he wrote entitled "How the Rainbow Trout got it stripes" and encouraged him to write more. He did and she listened to every one.
    He joined the Tabernacle Baptist Church in 1958, associated with the Hill family. There he worked as Junior Usher and sung in the church choir
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    In 1995 he was named State Director of the Louisiana Baptist Youth Encampment. That, coupled with his role as a staff member of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education and a writer of Sunday School Lessons for the Sunday School Publishing Board, gave him an even wider area of ministry.
    Between 1995 and 2006 he remained active in the community, mentoring youth, preaching and helping the poor and promoting youth development.
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    School for the Performing Arts, a public charter school.sexual purposes.
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  2. page Wright, Roosevelt Jr. edited Roosevelt Wright, Jr. Community Advocate, pastor, writer ... Louise Davis Wright.O Wright. {W…
    Roosevelt Wright, Jr.
    Community Advocate, pastor, writer
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    Louise Davis Wright.OWright. {Wright, Roosevelt2013.jpg} Roosevelt Wright, Jr.
    He was raised in part by paternal grandparents who lived in Panthersburn, Mississippi, a small plantation outside of Greenville, Mississippi.
    He attended the first grade at J.S. Clark elementary school in Monroe but moved to Oakland, California in 1956 at the age of seven. There he fell into bad company and was remanded to the Alemeda County Home for boys where he remained until 1958 at which time he was returned to Monroe.
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    soon became an ardent student.
    GAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!

    In school he wrote stories and poems for his teachers. Some of his stories were tied together with string and sold to fellow students for 5 cents. He was encouraged to write by a Junior High School teacher, Joyce Bassett, who listened with amusement to a story that he wrote entitled "How the Rainbow Trout got it stripes" and encouraged him to write more. He did and she listened to every one.
    He joined the Tabernacle Baptist Church in 1958, associated with the Hill family. There he worked as Junior Usher and sung in the church choir
    ...
    In 1995 he was named State Director of the Louisiana Baptist Youth Encampment. That, coupled with his role as a staff member of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education and a writer of Sunday School Lessons for the Sunday School Publishing Board, gave him an even wider area of ministry.
    Between 1995 and 2006 he remained active in the community, mentoring youth, preaching and helping the poor and promoting youth development.
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    School for sexual purposes.the Performing Arts, a public charter school.
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  3. page Wright, Roosevelt Jr. edited Roosevelt Wright, Jr. Community Advocate, pastor, writer ... Louise Davis Wright. {Wright, Roo…
    Roosevelt Wright, Jr.
    Community Advocate, pastor, writer
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    Louise Davis Wright. {Wright, Roosevelt2013.jpg} Roosevelt Wright, Jr. Wright.O
    He was raised in part by paternal grandparents who lived in Panthersburn, Mississippi, a small plantation outside of Greenville, Mississippi.
    He attended the first grade at J.S. Clark elementary school in Monroe but moved to Oakland, California in 1956 at the age of seven. There he fell into bad company and was remanded to the Alemeda County Home for boys where he remained until 1958 at which time he was returned to Monroe.
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  4. page Wright, Roosevelt Jr. edited ... He attended the first grade at J.S. Clark elementary school in Monroe but moved to Oakland, Ca…
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    He attended the first grade at J.S. Clark elementary school in Monroe but moved to Oakland, California in 1956 at the age of seven. There he fell into bad company and was remanded to the Alemeda County Home for boys where he remained until 1958 at which time he was returned to Monroe.
    In 1959 he was placed in the 5th grade at Clark Elementary school by virtue of his age, although he had never formally passed either the third or fourth grade. Under the strict care of a neighbor family, Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Hill, he soon became an ardent student.
    GAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!
    In school he wrote stories and poems for his teachers. Some of his stories were tied together with string and sold to fellow students for 5 cents. He was encouraged to write by a Junior High School teacher, Joyce Bassett, who listened with amusement to a story that he wrote entitled "How the Rainbow Trout got it stripes" and encouraged him to write more. He did and she listened to every one.
    He joined the Tabernacle Baptist Church in 1958, associated with the Hill family. There he worked as Junior Usher and sung in the church choir
    ...
    In 1995 he was named State Director of the Louisiana Baptist Youth Encampment. That, coupled with his role as a staff member of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education and a writer of Sunday School Lessons for the Sunday School Publishing Board, gave him an even wider area of ministry.
    Between 1995 and 2006 he remained active in the community, mentoring youth, preaching and helping the poor and promoting youth development.
    ...
    School for the Performing Arts, a public charter school.sexual purposes.
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  5. page Wright, Roosevelt Jr. edited ... He attended the first grade at J.S. Clark elementary school in Monroe but moved to Oakland, Ca…
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    He attended the first grade at J.S. Clark elementary school in Monroe but moved to Oakland, California in 1956 at the age of seven. There he fell into bad company and was remanded to the Alemeda County Home for boys where he remained until 1958 at which time he was returned to Monroe.
    In 1959 he was placed in the 5th grade at Clark Elementary school by virtue of his age, although he had never formally passed either the third or fourth grade. Under the strict care of a neighbor family, Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Hill, he soon became an ardent student.
    GAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!
    In school he wrote stories and poems for his teachers. Some of his stories were tied together with string and sold to fellow students for 5 cents. He was encouraged to write by a Junior High School teacher, Joyce Bassett, who listened with amusement to a story that he wrote entitled "How the Rainbow Trout got it stripes" and encouraged him to write more. He did and she listened to every one.
    He joined the Tabernacle Baptist Church in 1958, associated with the Hill family. There he worked as Junior Usher and sung in the church choir
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Thursday, February 9

  1. page Wright, Roosevelt Jr. edited Roosevelt Wright, Jr. Community Advocate, pastor, writer ... Davis Wright. {Wright, {Wright…
    Roosevelt Wright, Jr.
    Community Advocate, pastor, writer
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    Davis Wright.
    {Wright,
    {Wright, Roosevelt2013.jpg} Roosevelt Wright, Jr.
    He was raised in part by paternal grandparents who lived in Panthersburn, Mississippi, a small plantation outside of Greenville, Mississippi.
    He attended the first grade at J.S. Clark elementary school in Monroe but moved to Oakland, California in 1956 at the age of seven. There he fell into bad company and was remanded to the Alemeda County Home for boys where he remained until 1958 at which time he was returned to Monroe.
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    Hill, he a bad man,soonsoon became an
    In school he wrote stories and poems for his teachers. Some of his stories were tied together with string and sold to fellow students for 5 cents. He was encouraged to write by a Junior High School teacher, Joyce Bassett, who listened with amusement to a story that he wrote entitled "How the Rainbow Trout got it stripes" and encouraged him to write more. He did and she listened to every one.
    He joined the Tabernacle Baptist Church in 1958, associated with the Hill family. There he worked as Junior Usher and sung in the church choir
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