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Honoring the Legacy of Civil Rights Leader Albert Anderson Raby

Al The Photographer

A Young Kathy Raby, Daughter of Al.  Carol Maynard of Maynard Photographers, taught Al how to shoot and process film. He was hired at the tinder age of 16 to work in a couple of night clubs to take pictures at the Club De Lisa and the Beige Room of the Pershing Hotel. Did he…
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James McCosh Elementary School, 6543 S. Champlain

James McCosh Elementary School, 6543 S. Champlain Albert attended grammar school from first grade to sixth grade at James McCosh Elementary School, located at 6543 S. Champlain. It has since changed the name to Emmett Till Math & Science Academy. These had to be exciting times. Were you in attendance at McCosh during these formative…
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Fort Lewis, Military Base

United States of America’s Flag Albert Anderson Raby served our country in the Armed Forces in Fort Lewis, Military Base at the age of 21 years of age. He was a corporal looking to get into the School of Leadership to develop skills he knew he already possessed. Did you know him at this time? …
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Chicago State University, Formerly Chicago Teachers College

Al’s graduation from Chicago Teacher’s College During this time in Al’s life, he was focused and determined to educate himself so that he could turn around and uplift others.  Even though he dropped out of school at an early age he realized the importance of having an education.  Did you attend Chicago State University formerly…
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The Early Years

Anna Mae Raby (Hart), Al’s mom and Al Raby How far back was it when you first encountered Al?  If he were living today he would be 86 years old.  The Raby family has accounts from people that knew him dating back as young as eleven years old. We would like to hear your story…
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