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Confidential: The activist who doesn’t seem to get tired or quit is Arthur Fletcher, the GOP architect of the nation’s equal opportunity employment program. When many Black Republicans have taken a rest and abandoned party groups, Fletcher has joined the Black Chamber of Commerce and travels thousands of miles monthly to organize chapters. He recently was named the football star of his college alma mater for the 20th century … After carrying water 27 years in galvanized pails because her house in Baltimore had no plumbing, Mrs. Mary McGhee refused to quit working for the modern facilities. Applying for housing through Habitat For The Humanity, she qualified and now expects to move into a modern four-bedroom home … Overjoyed by the fairness in considering her for an ambassadorship to New Zealand, former Illinois Sen. Carol Moseley Braun promised to bake a pie for Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden if he ever visited her in her new assignment … For Baltimoreans, three Black ministers use the city’s Sun newspaper religious pages to advertise their services. In the jockeying for position are Dr. Frank M. Reid of Bethel AME, Dr. Melvin Green of the Christian Community Church of God, and Pastor David Brown of Living Word Christian Center … Congress approved the placing of a plaque at the Lincoln Memorial in the nation’s capital commemorating Rev. M. L. King for his “I have a Dream” speech … Corcoran Gallery of Art features a historic collection of 150 works of art owned by the nation’s Black colleges and universities.
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