African-American Historical Pioneers in Newton County, Georgia



African-American Community Leaders in front of Washington Street [[#|School]] (1952)


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The following is a partial list of African-American historical pioneers in Newton County. please let us know of other persons who have blazed trails for African-Americans in the community:


  • Timothy K. & Louise Adams Sr.
  • Richard Ammons (1919-2009) see his Obituary in Covington News
  • Anthony Avery
  • Eddie L. Baker
  • Rev. Toney Baker.
  • Melvin Baker
  • Ruth [[#|Banks]]
  • Jim & Zelma Belcher
  • Thedois Bell Sr.
  • Chester Benton
  • Hezikiah Benton ,Jr.
  • Mose & Hattie (Ms. Shug) Benton
  • Ralph & Mlldred Benton
  • Garfield & Ruby Broughton
  • Ezell Brown
  • Josephine B. Brown
  • T. Brown
  • Willie Bruno
  • Rev. James & Corine Brown
  • Tom Brown
  • Johnny B & Christine Blackshear
  • Dale Carter
  • Jerry Carter
  • John T. Clack
  • James R.(Ned) Clark
  • June Clark
  • John & Juanita Clay
  • Robert L. Clements
  • Harold & Reta Cobb
  • Toy Quintillous Cobb
  • Hattie Cody
  • Willie Davis
  • Homer (June Bug ) Durden
  • John Robert Hammonds, Sr.
  • John Robert (Ricky) Hammonds, Jr.
  • Marvin & Jannie Bell Hammonds
  • Robert ("Bob") Hammonds
  • James Hamm
  • Willie Gaither
  • Charlayne Hunter Gault
  • Lonnie Gleaton
  • Elizabeth Godfrey
  • Israel Godfrey
  • J.P Godfrey Sr.
  • Bertha Goss
  • Roger L. Goodman
  • Janet Goodman
  • Louise Grier
  • Emanuel & Maude Lee Grimes
  • Ocie Franklin
  • Norris Freeman
  • Malcom & Nellie Iola Hardeman
  • Sarah Francis Hardeman
  • James Hamn
  • Claudia Hardwick
  • Bishop Cornelius L. Henderson (Grace United Methodist Church) Covington ,Ga.
  • Dempsey Henderson
  • Edward Henderson
  • Emma Henderson
  • Emerson Henderson
  • Frank Henderson
  • Gus and Mary Alice Henderson
  • Isaacs Henderson, Sr.
  • J. C. Henderson
  • Jonathan Henderson
  • Ned Henderson
  • Thurman Henderson
  • Willie Henderson
  • Jesse Hendrix
  • Louise Hendrix
  • Garland Hillman
  • Olivia Howard
  • George E. & Arthur Mae Jefferson
  • Addie Johnson
  • Fredrich Johnson
  • Horace & Lottie Johnson, Sr.
  • Horace Johnson, Jr.
  • John Paul Johnson
  • P.D. Johnson. [[#|Schoolteacher]] at old Washington Street School.
  • Richard Johnson ,Jr
  • Henry Thomas Johnson
  • Mildred Wright Joiner
  • James (Spoony) Jones
  • Ike Lackey
  • Minnie(Louise) Hendrix Lackey
  • Lester Lackey, Sr.
  • Lester Lackey, Jr.
  • Wavey & Thelma Lackey
  • Christine Leslie
  • Clara M. Lett
  • Fred & Carolyn Lewis
  • Florida Lightfoot
  • Joseph Lightfoot
  • Arleshia Little. See: Covington News profile
  • Eddie Lee and Ora Maddox
  • George Washington (Judge) Marks
  • Homer Marks
  • Joe Lewis McKibben
  • Roger Vaughn McKibben
  • Arbie (Newt) Mcknight
  • Carl Mcknight Sr.
  • Charlie (Fatman) Mcknight
  • Henry Mitchell
  • Nathaniel H. & Ruby Mitchell
  • Annette Nash
  • Lucious Nelson
  • Frank Nolley
  • Flemmie Pitts
  • Richard H. Pointer
  • Calvin Randall
  • W. J. Reid
  • Jake Reed
  • Troy Robinson. See Obituary.
  • Rev. John H. Russell
  • Stockey Sanford
  • Elizabeth Hendrix Sawyer
  • Forrest (Preacher) Sawyer, Sr.
  • Forrest Sawyer, Jr.
  • Archie Shepherd
  • Anthony Shy
  • Greg Shy
  • Ernest Simmons
  • Homer Nelson
  • Thomas (Tom) Sims
  • Lester & Ruth Smith
  • Smith ,Willie J.
  • Arlena Starr
  • Robert L. Stewart
  • Zelma Hillman Stewart
  • Rev. John Foster Stone
  • Ossie Lee Hamm Stone
  • Sarah L. Stone. Schoolteacher.
  • Ariel Young Sullivan
  • Ebbie & Sarah Syphoe
  • Willie G. Tigner, Sr.
  • Charlie Tinsley
  • Eddie J. Tomlinson
  • Carolyn Tuggle
  • Evelyn Tuggle
  • Joseph Tuggle, Sr.
  • Almond Turner
  • Elmer (Hutt) Usher
  • Walter Usher
  • Glenn Weaver (Deacon)
  • Otis & Mamie Weaver
  • Hugh White
  • Charles Wilborn
  • Phillip Wise
  • Hawnethia Mitchell Williams
  • Emogene Williams
  • Sarah Francis Mitchell Wise
  • Rev. A.C. Wright
  • Henry James (Jimmy) Wright lll
  • John H. Wright
  • Mary Eva Wright
  • Dan & Grace Young

Please [[#|contact us]] if you have information to share about other African-American pioneers in the community.



For more information about the African-American Historical Association of Newton County, or to share information about the county's African-American history, please contact the association president Mr. Forrest Sawyer, Jr. (770) 788-0792. forrestsawyer1@gmail.com