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Dellums, Cottrell Lawrence (1900–1989)

Cottrell Lawrence (C. L.) Dellums was born in 1900 in Corsicana, Texas. His father was born in slavery, just two and a half months before “Juneteenth” (June 19, 1865), the date emancipation belatedly came to Texas.

As a self-taught young man, Dellums ...

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