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The Cockburn’s house in Edgemont Hills 1937

The Cockburn's house in Edgemont Hills  1937

They built and owned it but they were not legally able to live in it. A Deed Covenant attached to all neighborhood properties stated that anyone with Negro Blood could only be there if they were employed as servants.

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February 21, 2013 · 9:37 pm

The Cockburns in Edgemont Hills: February 1937

The Cockburns in Edgemont Hills: February 1937

Joshua and Pauline Cockburn appeared in Life Magazine on February, 15th 1937. A brief article accompanying this photo and one of their new home explained their legal situation.

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February 21, 2013 · 9:32 pm

Joshua Cockburn: First Captain of The Black Star Line

Joshua Cockburn: First Captain of The Black Star Line

Captain Cockburn was a British Ship Master who had earned commendation from The British Navy during World War I in Africa. Before that he had piloted ships for The Elder Dempster Line which ran from Liverpool, England to West Africa.

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February 21, 2013 · 9:11 pm

Reverend George French Kempsell Jr.

Reverend George French Kempsell Jr.

Reverend Kempsell holds a newly baptized infant in front of the hand painted mural of The Nicene Creed at The Episcopal Church of St.James the Less. This photo was taken during the early 1950’s.

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July 1, 2012 · 8:05 pm