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Wikipedia Goddamn!

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While writing my own article for Wikipedia, it dawned on me that it would be nice to be able to link to my parents’ pages from my own page. So I wrote pages for my father and mother; and since my mother’s father was a notable African-American surgeon, and one of the first black graduates of the Yale School of Medicine, I went ahead and wrote an article for him. Little did I know that I was setting myself up for frustrations that would dominate my week.

An Update: Anne Gamble Kennedy article

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Yes I am still harassing Wikipedia to post my article about my mother, the late Anne Gamble Kennedy. I was delighted to find in my research that her correspondence with famed contralto Marian Anderson has been preserved and can be found in the University of Pennsylvania Library, in the Marian Anderson Papers.¹

Anne Gamble Kennedy (Not to be found on Wikipedia!)

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Since Wikipedia refuses to publish this article because they claim, "The subject's references do not adequately show the subject's notability," I am publishing it myself. I'd like to see any of those editors try to survive as a Black female in the American South during the 1940s and 50s. Anne Gamble's accomplishments are notable as HELL!



Anne Gamble Kennedy From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anne Gamble Kennedy (25 September 1920 – 11 June 2001) was an American classical pianist, piano professor, and accompanist for the Fisk Jubilee Singers of Nashville, Tennessee.



Contents 1Early life2Career3Selected discography4Notes Early life Anne Lucille Gamble was born in Charleston, West Virginia to Dr. Henry Floyd Gamble and the former Nina Hortense Clinton of Zanesville, Ohio. She was the younger of two children born to that union. She also had two older step-siblings, Katherine Lee Gamble and Henry Floyd Gamble, Jr. One of the first African-American graduates of t…