Washington Bee


Washington Bee


Civil Rights, Community Activism and Self-Determination, Education


Courtesy of Readex: America's Historical Newspapers


"Who's Who in Falls Church," Washington Bee, December 25, 1920, 1




JOSEPH B. TINNER - A wellknown worker in matters racial and inter-racial. He is president of the School League, president of the Fairfax County Branch of the N.A.A.C.P., and is prominent in the Odd Fellows, and the Methodist Church and all civic affairs. He is a stone mason by trade, having constructed some of the most beautiful works in masonry about Falls Church. His wife is well known in church and civic circles. He has two sons and a married daughter. He is an able speaker. He is a large reader and studies to keep abreast of the times. He is never afraid to take a stand for what he considers right in face of serious opposition from his own people or from the other race. He has the respect of the leading citizens, white and colored. His interests are broad and his views and acts progressive. Any community would be proud to number him in his population.



Courtesy of Readex: America's Historical Newspapers , “Washington Bee ,” 100 Years Black Falls Church, accessed September 18, 2019, http://100yearsblackfallschurch.org/items/show/504.

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