In the May 20 posting, “The Sound and the Fury,” the following paragraph in reference to the Fowlkes family was written:
“Fowlkes claims that his family was one of the first that settled in Maywood. On the back of the event program, I read that his grandmother, Arwilder Fowlkes, “was the First Black [sic] graduate of Washington Elementary School and the First Black to graduate from Proviso East High School. She was also one of the organizers of 2nd Baptist Church of Maywood.” Fowlkes’s father was apparently the first black assistant director of the Maywood Park District. His uncle, Robert Wesley Fowlkes, was Proviso East High School’s first black dean of students and the founder of Operation Uplift.”
It was brought to our attention that Fowlkes’s grandmother was actually the second black student that graduated from Proviso East and Washington Elementary. In addition, his father was the first black athletic director of District 89. This article has since been emended.
In the May 23 posting, “Mr. Rogers’s Field of Dreams,” we accidentally misspelled Michael Rogers’s name in the title, writing Michael Roger, instead. That article has since been emended.