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Letters to Emogene Wilson

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Junior Becky Shumar writes a letter to Mrs. Emogene Wilson.

Dear Mrs. Emogene Wilson,

I am Caleb Johnson a staff member of PGTV NEWS. It has been a true pleasure to learn the history of your husband L. Alex Wilson. His courage and resiliency are inspiring and he is deserving of every accolade of heroism. I participated in producing our episode featuring your husband’s life. I hope that we can unravel this key component of the Civil Rights movement and the significance of your husband. I enjoy listening to the recording of your conversation with Chris Waugaman and I am deeply appreciative of your willingness to support our team as we work to identify the hero your husband was. I hope to one day have the pleasure of meeting you.

Sincerely,

Caleb Johnson
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Dear Mrs. Wilson,

I am a student journalist in high school, and we learned about some of the things your late husband went through as a journalist.  After learning about the tribulations he went through, I am curious to learn more about his inspiring work.  Thank you for taking the time to keep his memory alive.

Sincerely,

Korrina Smith
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Dear Mrs. Wilson,

My name is Destiny Banks and I am in a broadcast journalism class.  Learning about the things your husband endured during his career really moved me as a journalist.  Learning about him really inspired me.  His acts of courage opened the door for black journalists everywhere.  Your husband can never be thanked enough for his contribution to journalism history.

Thank you,

Destiny Banks
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Dear Mrs. Emogene Wilson,

My name is Jasmine lackey.  I am a junior at Prince George High School in Virginia.  I have been researching your husband and am so pleased that we have contacted you.   I recently tried reaching out to your daughter and grandson but that was unsuccessful. I believe that what your husband “L” did was phenomenal.  It’s really an honor to be speaking with you. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to talk with us.  I hope to meet you one day.

Sincerely,

Jasmine Lackey

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Dear Mrs. Emogene Wilson,

My name is Rebecca Shumar and I am a member of PGTV News in Prince George, VA.  I have been researching your former husband L. Alex Wilson’s story and trying to talk to someone about him and I am thrilled that we were able to contact you!  L. Alex Wilson’s story of perseverance and determination to overcome racial segregation truly amazed me.  I am excited to hear back from you and I hope to meet you one day! Thank you for all you time; it is truly an honor.

Sincerely,

Becky Shumar
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