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Former National Treasurer Served on Group's Board of Directors for More Than 40 Years


Alfred Baker Lewis, a former national treasurer of the N.A.A.C.P. and a member of its board of directors for more than [[text cut off]] years, was struck and killed yesterday by a commuter train pulling into the Old Greenwich station in Connecticut. The police listed the death as an apparent suicide He was 83 years old and lived in Riverside, Conn.

Mr. Lewis, a retired insurance executive, was treasurer of the organization from 1958 to 1972, when he was named [[text cut off]] Mr. Lewis joined the [[text cut off]] finishing his education after th[[text cut off]]
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Dr. Chinn dead at 84

Amsterdam News Staff

The descendant of Black slaves and Native Americans, Dr. May Edward Chinn demonstrated the strength of her heritage throughout her illustrious and glorious [[text cut off]]. She died Monday evening at Avery [[text cut off]]ll of Columbia University while attending a reception honoring her friend Black [[text cut off]]chitect John Louis Wilson. Dr. Chinn was 84 years old.

The first Black woman to graduate from Bellevue Hospital Medical School in [[text cut off]], Dr. Chinn became the first Black woman intern at Harlem Hospital.
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Winnie Johnson, Former Cotton Club Chorus Girl, Dies At 63

By Allan McMllan

Winifred "Winnie" Johnson, died at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, at North General Hospital in Harlem. Winnie was known as one of the most beautiful and talented of the Cotton Club Girls. She was [[text cut off]]ember 3, 1917, in Orange, New [[text cut off]]ghter of professional base-[[text cut off]] Johnson, and [[text cut off]]

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Dr. Joseph Thomas dies

Residents of Inwood, L.I., Brooklyn, New York City and many other sections of the country were saddened by the unexpected passing of Dr. Joseph N. Thomas, Saturday, November 22 at his residence in Inwood.

Dr. Thomas was born in Augusta, Georgia and reared in Philadelphia after his [[text cut off]] relocated there while he was still [[text cut off]] medical training at Me[[text cut off]] llege in Nashville and did his [[text cut off]] Freedom Hosp[[text cut off]

He served as a member of the advisory committee of the Queens T.B. association representing Inwood and Far Rockaway and was volunteer examiner for pre-kindergarten, district 15.

He organized the survey of the community which led to the construction of the Redfern Housing project.

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Tribute to Dr. James Allen

Glowing tributes and deserved accolades were paid to Dr. James Egert Allen during his last rites at St. James Presbyterian Church by the ministry and community leaders aware of his dedication and achievements.

One of the best known Black historians, in life Dr. Allen carried the banner of Black Americans' achieve[[text cut off]] dle U., now known as Johnson C. Smith at Charlotte, N.C. That was in 1916 and in September of the same year he became a teacher at the Presbyterian Academy at Arkadelphis, Ark.

Dr. Allen came to New York in 1921 and became a teacher in the Public School system. Through [[text cut off]] trict Community School Coordinator, upper Manhattan.

Not one to remain idle, upon his retirement he set up a lecture Service and became a human relations consultant. During that period he ran once a week Black history classes at the then newly opened [[text cut off]] New School for So[[text cut off]] search and Oxfo[[text cut off]] earned his Ed.D. [[text cut off]] from New York U. [[text cut off]] 1950. He also wrote s[[text cut off]] scholarly treatises [[text cut off]] Race, Education [[text cut off]] Human Relations and [[text cut off]] the author of three [[text cut off]] lished books [[text cut off]]
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Bessie Buchanan, First Assemblywoman

Mrs. Bessie Allison Buchanan, a former Cotton Club dancer who became the first Black woman member of the New York State Legislature, died here Sunday. She was 78.

Mrs. Buchanan, wife of Harlem businessman [[text cut off]] P. Buchanan, was [[text cut off]] rat and represent[[text cut off]] 12th Assembly [[text cut off]] in Harlem. She [[text cut off]] elected to the [[text cut off]] embly in the 1954 [[text cut off]] lection. 
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