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The Ashton & Minnie Chisholm of New York Updated August 25, 2009
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This page is dedicated to the Family of Minnie Lee ( Langley ) and Ashton Felanda Chisholm. This Family is another classic example of a unique American Family. Both Minnie and Ashton meet while living and working in New York City during the mass exodus of millions of African- Americans from the South into the major Cities of the Northern United States. This great migration occurred after World War Two because of murder, racism, social segregation, Jim Crow laws which did permeated in the American South and the sense of self worth held by many returning military veterans whom fought for democracy during both World War Two and Korea War. They refused to remain living as a second class citizen in society. They pushed and demanded for full rights afforded white american citizens.
The two of them would never return to their ancestral grounds in North Carolina and South Carolina, but remain and raise their family in New York City. They raised their five children and they are Wanda, the twins Arnold and Ronald, Alison and Ashton Jr.