MLK celebrant has seen plenty of changes

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Selmus J. Price, left, president of the Clovis chapter National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, leads marchers on 14th Street during Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. march. By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff wtiter Segregation was the law when Ira Pottard grew up in Clovis in the 1930s. And […]

Ira Pottard

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Ira Pottard Date of birth: Aug. 4, 1922 Dates of service: 1942 to 1949 Hometown: Clovis Theater and location of service: China Burma India […]

Kennedy, Aria

Aria Kennedy Services: Have been held. Aria “Tiny” Kennedy, 75, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004. She was born on Jan. 8, 1929, in Bremont, Texas, to Mitchell and Marie Coppage. She married Albert Kennedy on Jan. 25, 1958, in Clovis. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church for more than 20 […]

Scaling ranks challenging for two blacks

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer When 2nd Lt. Ira Pottard left the Army’s veterinary corps after fighting in World War II, he couldn’t arrange the financing to begin a veterinary practice in Clovis and traded his officer’s uniform to become a chauffeur. More than 35 years later when Delores Forrest entered the United […]