My Grandfather’s story has been forgotten and so have a lot of stories PAST AND PRESENT. I want to share my grandfather’s forgotten story and make it part of History.
You may also have a forgotten story about a family member or a close friend that no just took the time to tell.
This is the beginning of many articles I hope to share about my Grandfahters Story.
WHAT IS YOUR FOTGOTTON STORY?
This blog is about telling the story about someone else. There are so many stories that are so great but no one takes the time to tell it.
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History
Presented online by the Digital Library of Georgia
Overview of Collection
Repository: Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History, 101 Auburn Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Creator: Campbell, Alpha me- O
Collection Number: aarl94-014, 18891977ga
Title: Dr. Alpha Omega Campbell papers
Date: ca. 1940-1994
Abstract: The collection, covering the 1940s through 1994, contains photographs of Dr. Alpha Omega Campbell and his family as well as the hospital he established, two newspaper articles on Dr. Campbell, and correspondence concerning a 1994 proposed bicycle path in Tallahassee to be named after the Campbell family.
My name is Laura M. Bell and I have started this blog to tell a forgotten story about my Grandfather Dr. Alpha Omega Campbell. My grandfather was one of the first Black Doctors in Tallahassee, Florida. He built the first Black privately owned and operated hospitals. He served both Black , White, Rich and Poor.
One traumatic incident defined his life. I want to tell his forgotten story.
This article below gives an overview of the traumatic incident.
“Dr. A. O. Campbell found guilty of Manslaughter after 4 hrs and 15 mins. Of deliberation from and all white jury. The white mother of the 21 year old Jacksonville woman who died after treatment by Dr. Campbell was sitting in the front row. She listens with no change of expression.
A surprise witness from the defense attorney testified she heard a conversation while she was at Dr. Campbell’s Clinic. She heard the woman who died tell Dr. Campbell she had been to a white doctor’s office in Jacksonville that had aborted her. He told her that if she had any complications to go see Dr. Campbell in Tallahassee. This was not considered.”
Tallahasse, Demorcart, Feb. 3, 1956
After reading the file and the newspaper articles, the journey begins to try and clear my grandfather’s name.
I took a trip from Chicago, Ill.’s toTallahassee, Florida. This trip was the introduction to research and finding landmarks that defined my grandfather’s life.