Black soldiers

Recognizing the disparity in news coverage for African American and white soldiers in The Leader

The following article, written by Sherri Onorati, was first published in the Covington Leader Feb 26, 2021 During the early years of the Covington Leader, each week one could find a very short paragraph titled “Colored Folks” which would provide a few sentences of news thought to be of interest to the county’s African American …

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Letters from the Warfront: In 1944, Sgt. Ernest Taylor wrote to The Leader about Negro History Week

This article, written by Echo Day, was first published in the Covington Leader on Feb. 24, 2021. On Feb. 24, 1944, The Covington Leader published a letter from Sgt. Ernest Eugene Taylor, of Mason, commemorating what was then known as Negro History Week. In his letter, Taylor spelled out his hopes for progress with race …

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WWII African American Service Contributions

This article, written by Sherri Onorati, was first published in the Covington Leader on Nov. 11, 2020 The soldiers who came home after World War I were tired, traumatized and many felt out-of-place given what they had been through – even in their hometowns – places which should have been welcoming and familiar. A small …

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