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Rev. O. Weary a one-time pastor of Second Missionary Baptist Church in Mattoon, Illinois.

Bishop Alexander Walker Wayman of the AME Church with members of Tuscola, IL AME Church at the dedication of the Church on June 23, 1873. Tuscola in the years before 1858 was Coles County, IL.

Bishop Alexander Walker Wayman 1821-1895. Born a free man in Caroline County, MD and named Bishop of African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1864.

Mrs. Juanita (Estell) Williams and Mr. Edward Williams, Deacon and Deaconess, Second Missionary Baptist Church, Mattoon, IL.

Pastor-Elder Wilfford Stevenson and Sister Lanett Stevenson of Charleston with their Grandchildren.

The Choir of New Foundation/St. Timothy Church of God in Christ in Charleston, IL.

Patricia Robert Harris, a Native of Mattoon, IL. She was the first African American woman to hold a U.S. ambassadorial position when she was named U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg by President Lyndon Johnson in 1956.

Delia Brown, a young black girl was born in 1872 in Ohio and came to Oakland, IL around 1884. She grew up in Dr. Hiram Rutherford's home. She is the lone black girl in the school picture.

Joe Haddock in front of Dr. Hiram Rutherford's house, c. 1890's.

Joe Haddock in his cowboy clothes. He came to Oakland, IL as a child in company of horse traders at the age of ten. He was deserted and the Rutherford children brought him home to give him clothes and food. He grew up in the household and worked for the local telephone company.

The first grade class of 1907, at North School in Mattoon, IL with their teacher Miss Katrine Morgan, who later became Lincoln School's Principal. Note and unidentified black girl in the center of the picture.

Picture of Patricia Roberts Harris of Mattoon, IL on a United Postal Service Black Heritage Stamp Series. The stamp was issued in 2000.

Mrs. Hattie Mae Smith, a Mattoon native.

Mr. Ralph E. Smith, Sr. and Mrs. Ruby Francis Smith at Mr. Smith's retirement party May 20, 1978.

Mrs. Ruby Francis Smith and Mr. Ralph E. Smith, Sr., both of Mattoon, IL.

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