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Just like in the home town paper, your local news items can be published., But, this publication will go around the world. Tell everyone about Kari's great report card, or Kent's latest discovery. How about your vacation, or how your child's baseball team is doing. Maybe Grandma and Grandpa on the other side of the country would like to know how everyone is doing in Helena.
John Roberts would be 100 years old this year. He was born in 1898. According to my uncle's best recollection John Roberts (his father) was from Helena, Arkansas during the time when most African-Americans were moving from their small hometowns to Detroit (Motor City) to join the booming Ford Company. The population (again to his best recollection) was very small with no new prospects let alone hope for employment. If my understanding is correct, John Roberts was run out of town because he told the African-Americans to basically pack up and leave to go to Detroit, because there was money there.
So, my question for you is this. Where can someone like me (Nolan Robert’s (technically 1/2) niece) find the history of Helena, Arkansas at that time when African-Americans were moving to Detroit because of the money to be earned there due to the success of the Ford Company.
Thanks, curious niece - Shangz Farzanegan
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