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"That is Lloyd Yokum. Lloyd Yokum is the son of "Fireball" Yokum of the Kansas City Monarchs and of Miss Effie Yokum, who was the daughter of slaves. Both "Fireball" and Effie Yokum were the children of slaves and they lived in this town."

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"That's a picture of school children from the Lincoln Elementary School, the Negro school, in Ash Grove, Missouri. My father [Junior Berry] is the boy on the front row with the black stockings on, and my grandmother used to always be so embarrassedā€¦
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