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James S. Harrison was born on the 12th of April in his family’s home on Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina. In a family where most of his relatives shared his first name, he was known as “Stanley” to those he grew up with. As a young child, he moved with his mother and brother to Harlem, New York to continue his education.

James discovered his love of teaching when he volunteered for the U.S. Peace Corps …

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Community Involvement

Church

Attendee of

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church

Volunteered for

Volunteer of

Vanport Mosaic

Activism Group
Volunteer of

Oregon Historical Society

Civic Organization

Participated in

Attendee of

American Federation of Teachers

Labor Union

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What were James's favorite ways to exercise?
Walking, basketball
Walking, basketball
Walking, basketball
What were James's favorite movies?
Warriors, any Sidney Portier films
Warriors, any Sidney Portier films
Warriors, any Sidney Portier films
What were James's favorite vacation spots?
Dad was a world traveler!
Dad was a world traveler!
Dad was a world traveler!
What were James's favorite songs or musical artists?
The Temptations, The Commodores, Michael Jackson
The Temptations, The Commodores, Michael Jackson
The Temptations, The Commodores, Michael Jackson

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Born

1946
Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina
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Moved

1953
Harlem, Manhattan, New York, NY
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Graduated from college

1967
Hunter College, New York

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Cause of death

Complications from an acute stroke

Method of disposition

Cremation

Terry Family Funeral Home
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Terry Family Funeral Home

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