Romeo Garrett, author, educator, dies at 90

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Title

Romeo Garrett, author, educator, dies at 90

Subject

Obituary for Dr. Romeo B. Garrett

Description

This obituary, from the Peoria Journal Star, announced the passing of Dr. Romeo B. Garrett. This item lists all the involvement and awards Dr. Garrett received including the practice of social work for the New Orleans Welfare Department from 1936-1944, being a member of the American Historical Society, contributing as an associate minister at Zion Baptist Church, and countless others. Though he received many awards, Garrett was an extremely humble man. His many skills and awards never boosted his ego. People do not remember Dr. Romeo B. Garrett for his many accomplishments, but rather how gentle and kind hearted he was. Being raised in the south, Garrett kept his southern charm through all of his interactions. Dr. Garrett supplied hope for Black culture that will continue long after his life. This obituary is in the biographic documents collection because it encompasses who Garrett was and the great impact he had on the community. It is important for people to know his heart in order to appreciate his time and contributions to this world.

Creator

Peoria Journal Star

Source

Peoria Journal Star

Publisher

Peoria Journal Star

Date

3-24-2000

Contributor

Peoria Journal Star

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

Newspaper

Format

Newspaper Article

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Collection from Peoria Public Downtown Library Special Collections Index

Coverage

Peoria, IL

Citation

Peoria Journal Star, “Romeo Garrett, author, educator, dies at 90,” Dr. Romeo B. Garrett, accessed May 28, 2024, https://romeobgarrett.omeka.net/items/show/3.

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