Independent Historian

Rev. Annette M. Robertson-McGee was born in Freedmen’s Hospital on July 21, 1941. She was the 3rd child of Julius and Nellie Mae Robertson. She was in the 2nd ‘handpicked’ class to integrate the then ‘elite’ all-white college prep Theodore Roosevelt High School in Washington, D.C. She was regional director for Peace Corp East Africa and most recently was the speechwriter for former Law Dean Frederick M. Lawrence of the George Washington University Law School.

Julius Winfield Robertson (1916-1961)

Civil rights attorney Julius W. (Robinson) Robertson was born on July 23, 1916, to parents Richard Robinson and Fannie Mae Robinson, who were subsistence farmers in Green County, Georgia. In 1922, the family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee for better opportunities. Robertson joined the Civilian Conservation … Read MoreJulius Winfield Robertson (1916-1961)