Rev. Francis Joseph Atlas, Sr. and Frank Nervis, Sr. to be Honored on May 4

Rev. John H. Scott
Photo credit: John H. Scott Memorial Fund
We are excited to learn of an upcoming event in Tallulah, LA which will be commemorating the 10 year anniversary of the release of Witness to the Truth: My Struggle for Human Rights in Louisiana by John H. Scott and Cleo Scott Brown. 

If you have never heard of this book, and you do genealogy research in East Carroll Parish, head straight over to the AtlasFamily.Org aStore to order a copy.  While A Place to Remember (1977) by Georgia Payne Durham Pinkston gives an awesome account of the history of Carroll/East Carroll Parish, we believe Witness is the ONLY book that details the history of African Americans in the parish at length

On May 4, 2013, the John H. Scott Memorial fund will be celebrating the 10 year milestone by honoring members of a group of 26 who in 1962 were the first African Americans to register vote in the parish since 1878.  (For a list of registered voters in East Carroll in 1878, click here)

The group of 26 people were:

Eric Armstrong, Francis Joseph Atlas, C. W. Baggett, Benjamin F. Blockwood, Rose P. Blockwood, James Brown, John H. Bunn, Charles Carson, Bragg Clay, Mary E. Cole, Freddie Green Sr., Lehman H. Griffin Jr., James L. Hadden, Gardenia Johnson, Mary E. Johnson, Percy Knighton, Adam Millikin Jr., Walter Henry Nash, Frank Nervis Sr., Alease J. Scott, Alfred Shoemaker, Henry O. Simmons, Laura Thompson, Fred Threats Jr., Nathan Weaver, and John H. Scott.

The last surviving member of the group is Adam Millikin, Jr.
Join the Rev. John H. Scott Memorial Fund and members of the Scott Family from throughout the country for the 10th Anniversary of the publication of Witness to the Truth. Participate in and enjoy a panel discussion, a presentation on North East Louisiana history, a fellowship and conversation with the author, Cleo Scott-Brown.

Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 1pm
Tallulah/Madison Community Center

800 North Beech Street, Tallulah, LA 71282

There is no cost to attend this event.
This reception is sponsored by the John H. Scott Memorial Fund
and will follow this year's annual scholarship program.


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