Two For Tuesday: MyCom Two for Tuesday: Black History Month Recognitions

February 27, 2024

Meet Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige, a man with an incredible story that started on July 7, 1906, in Mobile, Alabama. Coming from a large, hard-working family, he was the seventh of 12 siblings. His father, John, was a diligent gardener, and his mother, Lula, was a dedicated washerwoman. Their resilience and commitment to their work painted an inspiring backdrop to Satchel's life.

From a young age, Leroy began contributing to his family's income, taking up a job to transport luggage from the train station to neighboring hotels. His knack for innovation earned him a nickname when he created a device to carry multiple satchels simultaneously. His work commitments, however, led to missed school days and minor mischief, resulting in a stint at a reform school at the tender age of 12.

Secretary Marcia L. Fudge
“Talent is nothing without the presence of good character.”

MyCom celebrates Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia L. Fudge.

Born and bred in Cleveland, Marcia Louis Fudge earned her law degree in 1983 after studying at Shaker Heights High School, Ohio State University, and Cleveland State University.

In 1999, she was elected the first female, Black mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio. She served two terms, and during her tenure, Fudge adopted one of the first vacant and abandoned property ordinances in Ohio.

Read more here.



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