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The Family Journal, USA & Overseas Releases The First-Ballot Of The Sarah McLean Literary Hall of Fame 2022

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Elizabeth City State University's Alumni, Faculty, and Associates, First-Ballot Inductees, The Family Journal, USA & Overseas Sarah McLean Literary Hall of Fame 2022, Viking Pride!
Matthew Coates, '88, Photographer, Photography by Madison and Photographic Services, Professional Photographers of America; Photographers: Elizabeth City State University, “Viking Pride,” Since 1891

By HBCU ECSU Author, Dr. Charles L. Singleton 

Sarah McLean, Communication Editor, Family Journal Literary

Sarah Louise Singleton McLean (1937-2021), “Red Road,” Summerville, South Carolina, Communications Editor, Historian & Archivist of The Family Journal, USA & Overseas: Respectfully, Sarah McLean will forever be remembered for her historical newsletters, family reunions, obituary collection, and literary archive, since the 1950s. Sarah is a 1950s graduate of Alston High School (AHS), Summerville, South Carolina.
Sarah’s family archives: records (1815, 1834, 1850) and historical files of letters, obituaries and photographs have helped the editors and writers of the Family Journal, USA & Overseas to publish some amazing stories in Black News Scoop Global News. Most recently, millions of readers have read  “Checkout The Family Journal's USA & Overseas Fishermen’s Hall of Fame 2nd Round of 2021 Inductees,” Sunday, January 9, 2022, “Simple Solutions Save Lives, Law Enforcement And Policing The USA,” Saturday, April 24, 2021, “Clement Addison Singleton, Inspiration, Sign Me Up For The COVID-19 Vaccination Jubilee,” Thursday, August 26, 2021,  and “Discover The Amazing US Family That Produced 11 Members With Doctorate Degrees And Also Outstanding Legendary Citizens," Saturday, February 29, 2020.
As always, Executive Editor Karen Merrilles, ’92, HBCU Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) graduate and U.S.A. Army Gulf War veteran (1990-1991), is thankful for continued literary support (publishers, correspondents, readers and contributors). Karen is the daughter of Sarah McLean and James Edward “Jim, Breeze” McLean (1937-2000), Lakeview, South Carolina, USA Air Force Fishing Legend.
“Red Road Man,” Editor-in-Review, Isreal T. Singleton, ’72, Claflin University (CU), thanks you as well for sharing our articles throughout various social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, and in Emails.  And now, read about the Sarah McLean, Literary Hall of Fame, The Family Journal, USA & Overseas Acclamation of Inductees 2022. Congratulations Elizabeth City State University Vikings and Alston High School Tigers.
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Isreal Singleton Photo Red Road Man | Eugenia Williams Classic Photo Below 

Isreal T. Singleton, AHS, ’67, and his neighbor, AHS, ’64, Eugenia Williams (1946-2021), The Family Journal, USA & Overseas Sarah McLean Literary Hall of Fame 2022 First- Ballot Inductees: Eugenia, a very successful Alston High School 1964 graduate, was a ‘quiet- scholarly-student’ and Red Road, Summerville, South Carolina’s 1964 Neighborhood Marble’s Champion. Her much beloved and admired parents were Mr. Ernest and Mrs. Matilda Williams. In this article, the AHS McLean 155-plus literary inductees are listed in the attached. 

Get The PDF: ECSU Atlanta Metro Alumni Journal, Volume 1, Issue 10, Special USA and Global, Historical Edition, February 2022. To read and download click here

ECSU’s honorees are introduced at this time.

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HBCU ECSU Authors, Historians, Journalists, Photographers, Artists and Correspondents: Johnnie Walton, '69, The Autobiography of Johnnie Walton: Underated Eaglegend, Alex Haley, '37, (1921-1992), Roots, The Saga of an American Family in 1976; Robert L. “Bobby” Vaughan (1928 -2021), ECSU Sports Legacy with Coach “Bobby” Vaughan:1949 -1986, They Called Me “Little Coach.” And, Dr. Glen Bowman wrote in 2015, a Commemorative Book called Elizabeth City State University 1891-2016; Napoleon Byrd, ’52 (1930-2021), Hidden Strands: 1997-2005; Argle B. Whitfield, '65,Trey Whitfield Foundation, and author of the first 500-page book ever – A Pictorial History of CIAA Professionals from 1950-1984; Javon Brothers, ’70, A Deadly Night in the Harbor of Hospitality: 2011, and Elaine Campbell, ’76, Beatrice's White Horse, “An Extraordinary Supernatural Powers,” Destiny Will Open A Window: 2019; Mildred E. Hopkins, ’68, Run And Catch Your Dream: Character Education Book; Geraldine Vaughan Tyrance,’67, Faces in Music, LLC, No More Mnemonics! Teacher's Manual 1A: 2021.

Dr. Charles L. Singleton, ’68, Read Between the Lines, Windows of Recourse, Provocative Essays for Saving Our Children and Their Precious Lives: 1997, 2019. Singleton also co-authored 2 books, I'm Ready to Talk, Book One: 2019; I'm Ready to Talk, Book Two: 2022, Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association (AVVBA), 160+ Vietnam Vets Preserve and Share Their Personal Stories by Robert O. “Bob” Babcock.

Deborah Carr Harris, '88, Dilemma: What Would You Do? ... 2012, Francene Perry-Brown, '68: Christian Crooks, 2007, 2011, Lysteryne Pastor ... 2010, and Dr. Leonard Slade, Jr.,'63, has accomplished 50 years of writing and speaking about poetry; Benny O’Donald Hodges,'67 (1942-2010), creative sportswriter; VSU Eugene Thompson, ’66 ECSC Viking, a prolific writer and legendary Interscholastic sports icon; winning coach: basketball, track and field, tennis, and Sports Hall of Famer. Dr. Herman Glenn Cooke (1918-1997), discoverer of an unknown species of Chironomid (Midges: small flies), 1962. Dr. William E. Anderson (1897-1967), Dean of ECSC (1963-1967), Memorandums: Letters, Greetings and Felicitations.

Charlotte A. Riddick Parker Editor-in-Chief  and Douglas “Caveman” Connell Almond Photos Below... 

ECSC "The Compass Newspaper" 1960s: Jethro C. Williams, '67 (1940-2018), Butler L. Sharpe, III, '68, Charlotte A. Riddick Parker, '69, Editor-in-Chief, Lawrence E. Sugg (1949 -2014), Chairman, Leonard R. Ballou, Adviser: archivist-historian. ECSC's 1960s photographer, Archbishop James Salisbury, Jr. OSB.  Edward Joyner,’70 and Dwight Johnson (1968), Compass Photography Staff (After Dr. M. L. King, Jr. Assassination), ECSC Student Council President Charles L. Singleton's speech, letter, and photograph: Dr. Glen Bowman's Historical Review, ‘From Confrontation: Student Activism at Elizabeth City State Teachers/State College, 1948-1968,’ The North Carolina Historical Review, Volume XCVIII (98), Number 2, P. 216 April 2021.  

Matthew Coates, '88 photographer, Photography by Madison and Photographic services, Professional Photographers of America; Photographers, Sally Jacobs Harmon, '73 and Edward “ED” Franklin Nowell, ’76 (1954-2021), Dr. Juanita Spence, Director of Library Services, ECSU's G.R. Little Library, Robert Kelly-Goss, Author and Award-Winning Journalist; Douglas “Caveman” Connell Almond, '79, '78, (1955-2020), an outstanding football player, and extraordinarily talented artist: Artwork By Douglas Almond Donated To ECSU, October 2004.
Correspondents: Dr. Jeannette H. Evans,’63, Nathaniel Grant Jr., '68, Thomas Evans Jr., '68 (1947-2021), Tyrone Hopkins, '68, Raymond Davis, '68, Dr. Phyllise J. Wilkins Church, '68, Natalie L. Weeks, '90, Ziner Johnson Alexander, '66, Barbara B. Sutton, '74, John W. Robinson, '66, Comic Relief. William Spencer Bryant III, '68, '67, Tyron Wallace "Taz" Eason, Sr, '86, Johnyelle Lee, Senior Director of Advancement Services, Capt. Anthony Swain, '82, and Vernon Perry,'66.
 ECSU Atlanta Metro Alumni Chapter
Trequita Overton, ’99, Internet Journalist, GA  
Otis R. Strong, III, ‘76, “Mr. Strong Talk,” Correspondent, GA
Gloria White Strong, '78, Correspondent, GA
Saundra "Sandy" Purkett, '70, Literary Contributor & Correspondent, GA
Gwendolyn Weaver, ‘71, Historian, Literary Contributor & Correspondent, GA
Tiffani F. Davis, '2001, Southern University, Legal Literary Adviser, TX
Commercial Supporters, Publishers, Journalists and Literary Voices
Paul and Rita Hagerty, 1972, Graphic Engraving, GA
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Photo Javon Brothers                    Photo Javon Brothers' Book

ECSC. ECSU Author, Javon Brothers, ’70, was one of the leaders of the nonviolent response on campus to the Orangeburg Massacre of 1968.   --- Student Activism (1948-1968), Dr. Glen Bowman, The North Carolina Historical Review, April 2021, Page 213                                                                                                                                                                                 
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Amanda Gorman, a phenomenal 22-year-old became the youngest literary poet to read at a presidential inauguration, as recorded and televised, on a sad day in America, January 6, 2021 (Various Media Sources). 

HBCU ECSU Author, Dr. Charles L. Singleton, “Sad Day in America, January 6, 2021, We the People of the United States: An Assault on Our Democracy.” Read more at:

ECSU Thomas Evans, ’68, 501(c)(3) tax deductible donation may be directed to support the general scholarship fund at Elizabeth City State University for the Thomas Evans, Jr. Student Athlete Leadership Academy Endowment, on behalf of the ECSC. ECSU 1968 Senior Class Fundraising Campaign Lifetime Fund Drive. Please make checks payable to ECSU Foundation, Inc.  A financial gift may be mailed with a memo indicating that this gift is in memory of Thomas Evans to the ECSU Foundation, P.O. Box 1467, Elizabeth City, NC 27906, or make a gift online. Click Here & Give More at:  

Those of you, who are willing and able, can make a GoFundMe Non 501(c) (3) financial contribution to support the continuance of The Family Journal, USA & Overseas publications, special-recognition-monetary awards, and Halls of Fame. Continue your reading of Dr. Singleton’s informative publications by clicking here.

*Research Credits: Google Grammarian (GG), Microsoft Bing, Olan Mills: Eugenia Williams Family’s Intellectual Properties, SC, Wikipedia, YouTube, Scoop Publications, and The Family Journal, USA & Overseas Literary Archivists. 

*Sarah McLean Literary Editor, Publishers, Archivists, and Search Engine Researchers (Hall of Famers 2022) Congratulations. 

Read More. ECSU Atlanta Metro Alumni Journal, Volume 1, Issue 10, Special USA and Global, Historical Edition, February 2022.pdf Click Here

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