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African Americans like Lewis Stallworth Jr.’s family did not migrate to Stockton as a part of the California Gold Rush. Instead, they sought stability in changing times: a home, a job, a place to worship and a chance to raise a family. Lewis Jr. was born in Wewoka, Oklahoma in 1944. As the eldest child, his brothers and sisters admired him. The family moved to Stockton when Lewis was still a young child and he has lived here for the past 60 years…
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Gelber, Andrew. "Stallworth Family: Lewis Stallworth, Jr. (Middle)". (2005). STOCKTONSpeaks! African American Stories. Oral History 5.
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