Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American NewspapersMain MenuIntroductionAfrican-American Newspapers & Everyday Black HistoryProject Motivation, Methodology, and Scholarly ContributionWomen in African-American NewspapersBlack History 365Popular PostsMatthew F. Delmont01529ec942d3dadc44eb5d89f6fd4cc939ac378a
July 15, 1937
12016-07-15T05:11:22+00:00Matthew F. Delmont01529ec942d3dadc44eb5d89f6fd4cc939ac378a3854plain2016-07-15T18:31:57+00:00Matthew F. Delmont01529ec942d3dadc44eb5d89f6fd4cc939ac378aOn July 15, 1937, the Cleveland Call and Post profiled a black sailor who was assigned to a U.S. Navy air craft carrier (U.S.S. Lexington) that was searching for Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan. Robert Starks Jr. (of 2357 E. 57th St.) had served in the Navy for two years. "During his service," the article noted, "Mr. Starks has circled the globe twice and had just returned to his base from Honolulu when he was transferred to the Lexington. On May 27th, 1936, a daughter, Barbara, was born to Mrs. Starks and the father has never seen her. Unless a special leave of absence is given, it will be 2 more years before the sailor can return to Cleveland."
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