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Willis, Frank R.

(born: 1874) 

Willis, from Louisville, KY, raised poultry; his chickens won national and international awards, including the World's Champion Cockerel award at the World's Fair in Chicago in 1933. For more see The Fascinating Story of Black Kentuckians, by A. A. Dunnigan; and Frank R. Willis in the following Crisis articles, "Industry," vol. 13, no. 1, November 1916, p. 29, and "Industry," vol. 19, no. 2, December 1919, p. 82.


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NKAA Entry: Dunnigan, Alice A.
NKAA Source: Fascinating story of Black Kentuckians : their heritage and traditions
NKAA Source: Crisis (periodical)

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