William Pickens, Sr.

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#1919Letter from #WilliamPickensSr (1881-1954), #VicePresident of #MorganCollege to son, #WilliamPickensJr

Teaching him #FinancialLiteracy for his upcoming 13th birthday.

"Papa will give you the five dollars- to be added to your bank account."





Pickens was also a linguist who spoke 4 languages.


In the group photo below, Pickens is identified with the red circle around his face with other leading Baltimore activists of the day.


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Courtesy of Nanny Jack & Co Archives

Colorized courtesy of #DeOldify