Monday, April 29, 2019 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A black barbershop in “Boss: The Black Experience in Business.” | Courtesy Library of Congress
When John H. Johnson, the creator of the iconic Ebony and Jet magazines, went to purchase office space, he brought along a white man to act as the buyer while Johnson played the part of a janitor in order to inspect the building, his daughter recalled.
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Saturday, April 6, 2019 || By Curiosities of Forest Park/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews
Featured image: David Wilmot, the man who would eventually help give Proviso Township its name. | Scanned by Bob Burkhardt – Carl Schurz, Life of Henry Clay, Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1899, Vol. 2, facing p. 286
The story of the name’s origin goes back to the 1840’s when a Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania, David Wilmot, proposed a ban on slavery in any state acquired during the Mexican-American War.
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Thursday, March 14, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
A museum-quality exhibit highlighting some of Maywood’s rich history could be coming to a public building near you.
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