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November 2016

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Les Misérables By: Victor Hugo Victor Marie Hugo 26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers. In France, Hugo’s literary fame comes first from his poetry and then from his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831 (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). He produced more than 4,000 drawings, and also earned respect as a campaigner for social causes such as the abolition of capital punishment. Though a committed royalist when he was young, Hugo’s views changed as the decades passed, and he became a passionate supporter of republicanism his work touches upon most of the political and social issues and the artistic trends of his time. He is buried in the Panthéon. His legacy has been honoured in many ways, including his portrait being placed on French franc banknotes. Source: Wikipedia valjean innkeepers bread passport candlesticks silver myriel gervais cart cosette javert convent fauchelevent Marius revolt paris coat barricade cemetery If you buy a printed ad from Albemarle Tradewinds , you also have access to our social media. 4 Albemarle Tradewinds November 2016 albemarletradewinds.com

Perquimans County has two ties to the Baseball Hall of Fame. We all know about Jim “Catfish” Hunter, man with the three-million-dollar arm, pitcher for the Oakland A’s and then the New York Yankees. Did you also know that Effa Manley, who was the very first woman ever to be elected to the Hall, was married to a man from Perquimans County? Effa and Abe Manley were co-owners of the New Jersey baseball team, the Newark Eagles. Abe Manley was born in Hertford in 1885 and met Effa, appropriately enough, at a baseball game in New York in 1935. Together, they started the Brooklyn Eagles, then bought the Newark Dodgers, combining the teams to form the Newark Eagles. Under the Effa Manley’s management, the Eagles climbed to success and celebrity. The team won the Negro National League and black World Series in 1946. One of their players, Thurman Brickhouse, was also born & raised in Hertford, returning there to live at the end of his baseball career. Both Manleys were lovers of baseball and the athletes who played the game. The Manley-owned Eagles were among the best treated & compensated players in the Negro National League. The Eagles were of the first Negro League teams to own an air-conditioned bus for travelling to games. The Manleys also encouraged their players to play in a Puerto Rican winter league, off season, going so far as to sponsor a team in that league. Abe Manley was active in the Negro National League, holding office as the vice president and treasurer of the League. By: Colleen Brown Assistant to the Director The Manleys and the Eagles were also famous for supporting civil rights. In 1939 Newark’s Ruppert Stadium held an anti-lynching day under the Manley’s influence. Effa also organized “Don’t Buy Where You Can’t Work” boycotts and worked for the Citizens League of Fair Play. The Newark Eagles were instrumental in raising money to start the Booker T. Washington Community Hospital. Perquimans County Chamber of Commerce has recently had a donation that brings our two Baseball Hall of Fame connections together. Derrick Jones, well known historian and Negro League researcher, who will be presenting selections of his memorabilia collection and speaking on the history of the Negro League in Hertford in February, preceded his visit by donating Effa Manley documents to the Jim “Catfish” Hunter Museum during a very cordial visit. We are looking forward to learning more about this thrilling part of our history during his next visit. Phone: 252-426-5657 chamber@visitperquimans.com www.visitperquimans.com www.facebook.com/perquimanschamber Twitter @PQChamber You have enemies? Why, it is the story of every man who has done a great deed or created a new idea. - Victor Hugo The Albemarle Tradewinds reaches 60k readers each month in printed and social media ...... call Ken and learn how. 252-333-7232 facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds November 2016 5