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Cassimere Jr., Raphael
Mitchell, Mary N.
The life and career of Albert Wicker, Jr. (1869-1928), reflects the growth of the new urban African-American middle class in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the early years of the twentieth century. He spent his career working for advances in education while using memberships in churches, Masonic groups, insurance companies, benevolent societies, and educational leagues to achieve his personal and professional goals. The networks created by him and others along the way illustrate not only complexity of black life in New Orleans but also the growing tendency of differing ethnic groups to work together to achieve common economic, political, social objectives.
Smith, Melissa Lee, "Merging Identities: A Glimpse into the World of Albert Wicker, An African American Leader in New Orleans, 1893-1928" (2007). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 606.