Pfc. Olive, civil rights activist & war hero

Clara Lee Olive died four hours after giving birth to her son on November 7, 1946. The staff at the Chicago hospital didn’t expect her delicate, underweight baby to survive, either, but his heartbroken father named the boy, anyway.

Milton Olive, Jr. named the child Milton Lee Olive III. He chose the middle name to honor his son’s late mother, which technically made the numbering…

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Brian Scott MacKenzie

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History, politics, education, music, culture. Award-winning high school teacher, former principal. College instructor. Seahawks Diehard. Twitter: @brian_mrbmkz

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