Leon Washington, Jr. and others, Los Angeles, 1940s
- Leon Washington, Jr. and others, Los Angeles, 1940s
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- Walter L. Gordon, Jr./William C. Beverly, Jr. Collection
J. Cullen Fentress was the owner of Fentress Press, and served as the founding President of the Western States Golf Association. He died in 1989.
Leon Washington, Jr. was the founder and publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel.
Dr. Charles Wesley Hill moved to Los Angeles from Arkansas. Initially working as a dentist, he became a successful businessman and real estate broker. Hill was active in the NAACP, the International Film and Radio Guild (IFRG) where he was co-vice president along with Lena Horne, and other civil rights organizations. He was a member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. Hill was also a fund raiser and party host at his Hollywood home. According to Walter L. Gordon, Jr., at some point Mr. Hill simply disappeared from the Los Angeles scene, and no one knew what had become of him. Census records indicate that he died in Evansville, Indiana in 1977.
Halley (sometimes spelled Hally or Hallie) Harding was Walter L. Gordon, Jr.'s aide and a former Harlem Globetrotter.
All information concerning the content and description of the image was provided by Walter Gordon.
Leon Washington is in the center of the group, standing, wearing a bow tie. C. W. Hill is behind him, to his left. Halley Harding is 2nd from the right, and J. Cullen Fentress is at the far right. The others in the photo are unidentified.
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