July Honoree:

J. D. Lewis, Jr.

Broadcasting Pioneer

Broadcasting pioneer John Davis (J.D) Lewis Jr. was a man of many firsts. A graduate of Morehouse College, Lewis enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942, one of the first African-Americans to join. He completed basic training at Montfort Point Camp before deploying overseas in the Marshall Islands as a radar technician.   After the war, Lewis opened an electronics repair business in Raleigh. He created a mobile public address system for his community‚Äôs use with announcements, updates and events.   In 1948, he came to the attention of Fred Fletcher, general... Read Full Bio

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The Heritage Calendar 2015

The Heritage Calendar honors men and women of all races who have contributed significantly to the lives and experiences of African Americans in the State. In addition to monthly honorees, the calendar also highlights dates of significance in North Carolina and nationally.

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