Talk:William H. Lewis

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Did he live on Upland Road in Cambridge?[edit]

I saw a house with a big plaque in front of it and snapped a photo of the house but I can't seem to place the connection between the plaque and that house. Did he ever live on Upland Road in Cambridge?

CaribDigita (talk) 06:23, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

The sign image is clearly of the same person. I don't have specific information on addresses where Lewis resided, but I have no reason to doubt the accuracy of the information. Cbl62 (talk) 20:56, 30 April 2010 (UTC)


  • So what happened in the last 30 years of Lewis' life? Did he marry & have any children?
  • I rated this as "mid" importance for 2 WikiProjects, based on the fact he was a "first" in at least 2 categories (first African-American on a College Football team, first African-American to be appointed AAG). Consider this a minimum; if I knew more about how other articles in those areas are rated, I might rate this subject even higher.

This is an interesting biography, & probably one EB fails to cover.-- llywrch (talk) 17:49, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

When I wrote this a few years ago, I didn't find information on his later years. When time permits, I'll dig some more. Cbl62 (talk) 18:12, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
My comments weren't directed at any specific editor. They were meant as suggestions to future editors on where to start to improve this article, & I hope they are seen as such. -- llywrch (talk) 20:44, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

I made a few edits, correcting some minor errors, however I was not completely comfortable making wholesale changes as I have written extensively about Lewis and used my peer-reviewed bio of him as a source (Evan J. Albright, "Three Lives of an African American Pioneer," Massachusetts Historical Review). My article contains extensive material about Lewis's later years, per Llywrch's question, if someone wishes to follow up. CoyoteMan31 (talk) 19:05, 8 April 2015 (UTC)