A word picture of myself

1 Jun

On February 18, 1933, my father, Ebenezer Ray, debuted what appears to be his first column. He explains that he had been reporting on the courts for The New York Age for several years and was taking on the role of columnist. Seems he had issues with the use of first person, referring to himself in the third.  “Altho the third person singular has been applied to the caption, the famous or infamous editorial ‘we’ will be used, which will stand for my scrapbook, the pigeonhole is my desk and me.”

The New York Age, February 18, 1933

One Response to “A word picture of myself”


  1. Questions for Rick Banks, author of ‘Is Marriage for White People?’ « My Father's Posts - September 11, 2011

    […] I don’t know if my parents had planned to get married anyway or if the pregnancy forced their hand. There also is the possibility that my mother’s father, John Henry Brown, a  piano mover who is said to have been around 6’4″ with a shoe size in the vicinity of a 13 EEE, might have offered a bit of “encouragement.” My dad was 5’4”. […]


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