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Styles, Spottswood



  • Existence: 1869 - 1946


A noted African American poet from Rockbridge County Virginia. Many of his poems were published in the Lexington News Gazette. Canonical poets, such as Robert Frost, have verbally endorsed his work.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Copy of Photograph of the Walker Family and of Spotswood Styles and Wife

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000005317], Folder: 42
Scope and Contents

This file consists of a copy of a photograph of Eliza Bannister Walker, Harry Thomas Walker, Harry Lee Walker, and Nannie Walker Wood. Photograph taken by Michael Miley.

Dates: Inclusive 1910-1975; Majority of material found within Bulk 1910-1940

King, Martin Luther

 File — Box 5, Folder: 22
Scope and Contents

File includes various copies of programs of "A Celebration of the Life of King," bulletins for churches, as well as various programs, which includes Black History Month.

The 2010 Black History Month program includes the following: Poem, "From the Shanty to the White House," by Laura Watts; "Ground Hog Poem," by Spotswood Alexander Styles; "What If There Were No Black Folk?," by Barbara Leahy, 1998.

Dates: 1700 - 2018

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