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Reconstruction-era blacks reclaim spot in history

...elected office than in any other state. In February, the state Supreme Court put on display a portrait of Jonathan Jasper Wright, elected in 1870 as the nation's first black appeals court judge. In 1997, the State Museum played host to a major...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/19/met_224409.shtml
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Jasper Wright (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Deacon Jasper (Sleepy) Wright, age 66, entered into rest Monday, July 31, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Spring Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Willie L. Mincey officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/08/03/obi_91295.shtml
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Mr. John Grant Sr.

...Tynietha Grant and Dominique Grant, both of Augusta; his mother, Ida Kay Grant, North Augusta; and three brothers, Jasper Wright, Robert Grant and Frank Grant, all of North Augusta. Friends may call at Williams Funeral Home. The Augusta Chronicle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/14/obi_288706.shtml
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Michael Wright

...Curry, both of Augusta; a stepsister, Kebra Tolbert, Augusta; his grandparents, Mary Palmer, Hephzibah, and Jasper Wright and Mattie Wright, Hephzibah; his step-grandmother, Edna White, Augusta; his great-grandmothers, Margaret...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/22/obi_275487.shtml
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Shronda N. Bell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

...Laverne Moss, Washington, D.C., Uncles, Nathaniel Bell, Tony Bell, Ricky Wright, Derrick (Aytina) Wright, Jasper Wright, Augusta, Ga. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. The Family will receive friends...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/obituaries/2010-09-14/shronda-n-bell-augusta-ga
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Shronda N. Bell

...Laverne Moss, Washington, D.C., Uncles, Nathaniel Bell, Tony Bell, Ricky Wright, Derrick (Aytina) Wright, Jasper Wright, Augusta, Ga. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. The Family will receive friends...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000145359136
Mr. Joseph Shine (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

...member of the Columbia Sailing Club. Mr. Shine was the recipient of the Order of the Palmetto in 1995, the Jonathan Jasper Wright Award in 2002 and many other awards and honors throughout his career. On Tuesday, Governor Mark Sanford appointed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/13/obi_387241.shtml
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Artists paints portrait of former state justice

...black man elected to an appeals court. But the portrait had to be compelling, making up for the years that Jonathan Jasper Wright's legacy was lost from history. So it took historical research on the man who was elected to the state Supreme Court...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/27/met_223245.shtml
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