All right, Ya’ll Can Vote Now!”
In the August 1948 primary, 35,000 African American South Carolinians were registered to vote.
“I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”
Viola Dunn-Thigpen wrote (Mon Jun 10th, 2013 at 1:20AM):
Yes, I’m gonna ask the obvious… any family relationship?
Gregory Boulware wrote (Mon Jun 10th, 2013 at 12:44PM):
Well… I don’t know at present. What I do know is there where a hell of a lot of ‘Boulwares’ in South Carolina!
Should you take a look at the “Our Family Veterans” article, you’ll see that my family from ‘Momma Kitty,’ my great-great-Grandmother; migrated from ‘Winnsboro, S. C. Harold Boulware was born (1913-1983) while ‘Buster’ was born July 8th, 1911-January 8, 1973 – 2 years after my granddad in nearby Irmo, South Carolina.
Ya wanna hear something ironic as well? Get this, The house my wife and I used to own, on East Walnut Lane for more than 33 years, was occupied by a family of ‘Boulwares!’ Prior to our ownership, upon an inspection of the property – old tossed about mail was discovered bearing the name ‘Boulware.’
I did get to meet the previous dwelling occupant(s). We talked about South Carolina and Georgia but made no real connection between ‘kin-folk.’ He died before we could go further. ‘Edward (‘Eddie’) Boulware’ was in his eighties when we met in Germantown. His children scattered to unknown areas of Philly.
Viola this was an excellent question, whether obvious or not. And I Thank you for it.
Thanks for responding to this latest submission and contribution.
Peace and Love,
Black In America/HBCU
Viola Dunn-Thigpen wrote (Mon Jun 10th, 2013 at 2:33AM):
I read your Ghost Writer interview. You’re an interesting and thoughtful man. You mentioned “The Choice”. I still have that book! I’m going to read it again. Another thing we have in common is Langston Hughes. I love his poetry, short stories and plays. I touched his desk at Lincoln Univ. and we share the same birthday.
“Boulware” – ‘Chief Counsel for The NAACP’
You will definitely enjoy this read!
“The Ghost Writer Interviews”
“The Colour of the Old West”
~The Tribe of 12?~