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  1. Jul 31, 2012 · William H. Lewis, was a world-class collegiate athlete, lawyer, and politician. Lewis, the son of former slaves Ashley Henry Lewis, a Baptist minister, and Josephine Baker, was born in Berkeley (now Norfolk), Virginia in 1868. He began his college education at Virginia Normal and Collegiate … Read MoreWilliam Henry Lewis (1868-1949)

  2. William Henry Lewis (November 28, 1868 – January 1, 1949) was an African-American pioneer in athletics, law and politics. Born in Virginia to freedmen, he graduated from Amherst College in Massachusetts, where he had been one of the first African-American college football players.

  3. Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln On the evening of April 14, 1865, while attending a special performance of the comedy, "Our American Cousin," President Abraham Lincoln was shot. Accompanying him at Ford's Theatre that night were his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, a twenty-eight year-old officer named Major Henry R. Rathbone, and Rathbone's ...

  4. William Henry Lewis was an Army officer who participated in both the Civil War and the Indian Wars. He was killed in the Battle of Punished Woman Fork, the last Indian battle in Kansas. Lewis was born in Alabama in 1829 and when he grew up, he attended and graduated from West Point. He then joined the 1st Infantry at Fort Brady, Michigan.

  5. The 1892 Harvard football team. William Henry Lewis is in the white letter sweater. During a football game in 1904, William Clarence Matthews, the sole African-American player on the Harvard squad, sat on the bench while the team was losing. “Put in Matthews,” suggested William Henry Lewis, LL.B. 1895, a member of the coaching staff from ...

  6. William Henry Lewis. William Henry Lewis, who goes by Hank, has a strong Virginia connection. He earned his MFA degree from the University of Virginia in 1994 and taught at what was then Mary Washington College. William was Richmond’s 2006 author for Go Read, the city’s community reading program.

  7. William Henry Lewis is the prizewinning author of a previous story collection, In the Arms of Our Elders. His fiction has appeared in America's top literary journals and several anthologies. He has been honored with many awards, including a prize for short fiction from the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation, he was a finalist for the 2005 PEN Faulkner Prize for Fiction, and he is the ...

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