Alger Leroy Adams (1910-1992) of Omaha, NE, was the first African American to attend Hobart & William Smith College in Geneva, NY; he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1932. He went on to a distinguished career as a journalist, editor, and clergyman. Offered here are: Caricature of Adams titled "1958, A Swell Fellow Club, Membership Card . . . thanks for being a swell guy to work with, signed The Staff JPC" signed by 30 staff members of the Johnson Publishing Company (Ebony, Jet), and their founder John H. Johnson, 16 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches to sight, in frame Scrapbook of his columns written for the Amsterdam News in 1946-47 Portrait of Adams drawn on the back of an envelope Large photo portrait of colleague Geri Major, the longtime society editor for Ebony Letter of congratulation upon receiving an honorary degree, 1983.
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