Mabel and Mitchell Miles, Edythe and Norman O. Houston, Josie Pryce, and Horace Clark, Los Angeles, 1940s
- Mabel and Mitchell Miles, Edythe and Norman O. Houston, Josie Pryce, and Horace Clark, Los Angeles, 1940s
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- Walter L. Gordon, Jr./William C. Beverly, Jr. Collection
Left to right: unidentified man, Mabel Miles, Mitchell Miles, Edyth Houston, Norman O. Houston, Josie Pryce.
Horace P. Clark, Sr., originally from Mississsippi, graduated from Alcorn College. He relocated to Chicago and became a railroad man. He later moved to Los Angeles where he and his first wife, Vera, built the Clark Hotel.
Edythe Houston was the wife of Norman Houston, of the Golden State Insurance Company.
Mitchell Miles was a wealthy man from Buffalo, NY. He and his brother ran a gambling business, but they were pushed out of Buffalo by the mob. They eventually moved to Los Angeles.
Josie Pryce (Dora Josephine Pryce at birth, Josie Pryce Crawfird in 1940) worked for the Golden State Mutual Insurance Company. She was the sister of Edythe A. Houston.
Norman O. Houston was one of the first African Americans to earn a varsity letter in football at UC Berkeley. He graduated from UCLA and became an executive with the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company. He was appointed president of the Los Angeles NAACP in 1964. He participated in the 1965 Selma, Alabama March. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare during the Nixon adminisatration 1971-1973.
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