Norman Family


Document, Leon Sullivanís letter declining an invitation to attend a ceremony honoring three Charleston area educators, June 1964. He singles out Ruth Norman for special praise. Sullivan, born and raised in Charleston, served as pastor at Zion Baptist Church in Philadelphia from1950 to 1988, joined the board of directors of General Motors in 1971, and was involved in numerous programs to expand human rights and economic development. In 1991 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and in 2000 the city of Charleston changed the name of Broad Street to Leon Sullivan Way. Norman Family Collection, West Virginia State Archives



Norman Family

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