From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Stowers, Walter H.

(born: 1859  -  died: 1932) 

Said to be born in Owensboro, KY, Walter H. Stowers became a lawyer and author. Michigan and Canada are also given as his birth locations in the U.S. Federal Census. Stowers was a deputy sheriff and deputy county clerk in Detroit, MI. He established two newspapers, Venture and Plaindealer (Detroit). He led the fight against restrictive covenants in Detroit. Because of the controversial content of his book, the pen name Sanda was used when he co-authored Appointed: an American Novel, published by the Detroit Law Printing Co. For more see Evidences of Progress Among Colored People, by G. F. Richings; and Who's Who in Colored America, 1933-37.

Kentucky County & Region

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: Venture (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Plaindealer, The (newspaper) (Detroit)
NKAA Source: Appointed: an American novel
NKAA Source: Evidences of progress among colored people
NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America; a biographical dictionary of notable living persons of Negro descent in the United States [1927, 1933-37]

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NKAA Entry:  African American Lawyers/Attorneys, Kentucky, 1880-1940

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