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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.

Family Photos
  • Brittany & Aaron (369 KB)
    Taking time out for a pose during the fourth of july.
  • The Twins (75 KB)
    Photo of young Arnold and Ronald taken around age 3yrs
  • Black &White Gala 1272007 (217 KB)
    Angela, Arnold, Jack and Shanna partaking a well deserved earn time off.
  • The Twins later (41 KB)
    Photo of Arnold with son Aaron in middle and Ronald taken at Chisholm home for Xmas.
  • Ringing the New Year 2008 (384 KB)
    Arnold, Vincent and Veronica celebrating the New Year of 2008.
  • Family Reunion 1978 (340 KB)
    Photo of Renee holding Danielle, Douglas and Little Anthony in background at Mt. Olive, NC
  • World of Coke Coca (796 KB)
    Aaron and Dad sampling beverages during March 2008 visit to Atlanta 08
  • Minnie with her daughters and grandchildren (214 KB)
    Minnie posing with her two daughters and grandchildren in 1996.
  • Aaron Chisholm (2451 KB)
    The son of Arnold. Grandson of Ashton and Minnie He's one standout football player circa 2007
  • Brian Sparks Jr. (788 KB)
    The son of Danielle. Grandson of Wanda and Great-Grandson of Ashton and Minnie. He's gonna be a standout football player circa 2007
  • Deep in the Heart of Texas (510 KB)
    Wanda, Angie and Brittany during their Texas visit in Feb 08.
  • Deep in the Heart of Texas (395 KB)
    Wanda, Arn and Brittany at Austin, Texas in the Barbara Jordan terminal .
  • Brittany Snowden (416 KB)
    The aspiring model and daughter of Wanda, granddaughter to Minnie & Ashton
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