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 John Anderson Lankford is considered the Dean of African American Architects. I could not fit every detail of his life into this cartoon sequence. For instance: he married Charlotte Josephine Upshaw, the ganddaughter of Henry McNeal Turner, a bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Later he was appointed supervising architect for the AME denomination.
An active businessman, Lankford founded the Colored Men's Business League in 1905 and, that same year, organized the Washington, DC branch of the National Negro Business League of which he remained a life member.
He was also a member of the Natioinal Technical Association, serving as its national president from 1941 to 1042.
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John A. Lankford is mentioned in these books. Actually, I got the idea to do this sequence in the U Street book.
   Washington’s U Street A Biography
by Blair A. Ruble
During the segregation era, U Street was the center of African American social, business, and cultural life. Here were nightclubs and theaters where the who’s who of black entertainers performed, authors wrote books, and athletes played. The neighborhood was the focal point of the civil rights movement. Mr. Ruble, a jazz aficionado, prominent urbanist, and longtime resident of Washington, DC is eminently qualified to research and write this compelling text.
The book is loaded with terrific photos and fascinating sidebars about some of the most interesting people who lived, played, and worked on U Street.
6” x 9”410 pages, index, illustrated, paperbound
# 527 U Street $24.95

Built By Blacks - Africah American Architecture and Neighborhoods in Richmond
by Selden Richardson
Before the Civil War, black slaves comprised most of Richmond's manual labor. After emancipation free blacks continued their uphill climb in education, business, and the arts. They became contractors, designers, and one woman, Ethel Baily Furman, became Virginia's first African American female architect. Other great black architects worked here including John A. Lankford, Charles T. Russell, and Harvey Nathaniel Johnson. Stories about the owners, builders, and occupants make this an informative and entertaining read.
6¾" x 9¾" 192 pages, index, illustrated, paperbound
#56 Built By Blacks $25.00

 
Flashbacks Volume One
 A Cartoon of the District of Columbia Flashbacks Volume One Patrick M. Reynolds brings history to life with a sense of humor. His exciting drawings put you on the scene with the conflicts, madness, plus the wheeling and dealing that resulted in the location and construction of the U.S. capital city. This book covers the early history of DC from 1776 to 1863. You'll be surprised at how many cities served as the U.S. capital; you'll be amazed that the city was built--despite all the bickering, petty jealousies, and down-right stupidity.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index,
paperbound ISBN 0-932514-31-6
#F1 Cartoon History of DC $14.95
   Flashbacks Volume Two
DC Neighborhoods
Flashbacks Vol. Two Artist-writer Patrick M. Reynolds takes you to the Washington that tourists seldom see The U.S. capital expanded with the growth of public transportation into such areas as Shepard Park, Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, Kalorama, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Capital Hill, LeDroit Park, Tenleytown, Brookland, and others. Stories in this book go back to the explorations of Capt. John Smith in the 1600s and the Indian Wars of early Virginia, continuing into the 20th century with the introduction of the cherry trees to Washington and the end of segregation in public schools.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index, paperbound ISBN 0-932514-33-2
#F2 Cartoon History of DC $14.95

Previous weeks' stories and references:
America's First Cold War: Jay Treaty...XYZ Affair...Animals...Atomic Bomb....Arlington National Cemetery...Aviation History....Bernard Baruch...Black History....Black Basketball in Washington...Black Labor Unions...National Archives...Children...Constitution-How & Why we got it...Civil War... Cyrus McCormick and his Reaper...Autocamping...American Presidency...Auto Racing...Baseball History...the Bible & the Presidency...Blizzard of 1888...Bubble Houses...Chinese...Combat Artists...The CCCs Civilian Conservation Corps...Declaration of Independence...DC Neighborhoods...The Ghost Army of WWII... Artists in War The Limb Maker...Duke Ellington...Ferries Across the Chessie .. Food History,,, HOLIDAYS...German Americans...Italian Americans...The Italian Crisis...John Lankford, Black Architect...
Ninian Beall Sequence.....UFOs Over Washington... Culpeper of Virginia...The Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918...Indians of the Eastern Shore of MD & VA... Pirates on the Chesapeake...Chesapeake Beach...Quiltmaking...Chesapeake Bay Stories...Ghost stories... Maryland History...Movie History ...Music History...Naval History (Seebees, Armed Guard, etc)...Rock & Roll History...Hoover Airport....Robert Smalls....Slavery...Swampoodle...Sports...Tennis...Origins of Words & Phrases...Inventions...Railroads...Treaty of Paris...Virginia History...Washington, DC History...Nazis in America...Wilkes Expedition...Stamps...Women...Girl Scouts...V-Mail...Word Origins...Saint Brendan

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