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Sonny Seward’s Blues

25 Jul

I wonder if my father was interested in writing hard-boiled crime fiction. Some of his columns about crime cases suggest that he might have.  He ends this column reminding readers that the injustice in the Scottsboro Boys’ case continues.

The New York Age, June 2, 1934

Birthday 1934

24 Jul

On the occasion of his 37th birthday, my father offered some insights into his personality, then seized the opportunity to take others to task for their ethical lapses.

The New York Age, May 26, 1934

‘If I were editor’

23 Jul

. . .

The New York Age, May 19, 1934

Armed robbery and petty larceny

22 Jul

Interesting crime/courtroom story. However, the item most intriguing to me is the one titled “Petty Larceny.” Apparently, Ted Yates,  columnist for the Baltimore Afro-American, wrote a column titled “If I were mayor of Harlem.” Hmm. I should try to find that column.

The New York Age, May 12, 1934

‘It is I’

21 Jul

The New York Age, May 5, 1934

Ebenezer writes to Mr. Ray

20 Jul

A column to himself . . .  and another letter of praise

The New York Age, April 28, 1934

Leave Bermuda to the Brits

19 Jul

The New York Age, April 21, 1934

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