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Black history has intertwined and defined my life’s history


When I think about it, black history is a big part of my history.

While attending Saturday’s Claudie C. Royal Banquet and Sunday’s dedication of what is believed to be Abilene’s first black radio station, KVVO, I was among friends. Some fairly new, some going back years.

Even if I was the minority in these settings, I was as comfortable as the Rev. Eddie Jordan’s pastor’s shoes. I learned from Bishop Warren D. Coble Sr. that pastors always should need new shoes because they ought to be wearing out the toe while kneeling in prayer. The Rev. Jordan noted Coble recently brought him a new…



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