Publication information

Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “Parker the Hero”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Baltimore, Maryland
Date of publication: 14 September 1901
Volume number: 10
Issue number: 6
Pagination: [4]

“Parker the Hero.” Afro-American-Ledger 14 Sept. 1901 v10n6: p. [4].
full text
James B. Parker (rewards, expressions of gratitude, etc.).
Named persons
William McKinley; James B. Parker.

Parker the Hero

     James B. Parker, the colored hero who saved President McKinley from the third shot of the would be assassin is certainly worthy of the warmest words of praise for such an heroic and brave deed. He has within his own breast a satisfaction and reward, but we can not help from expressing the hope that his meritorious pluck and daring in that eventful hour may gain for him such substantial recognition from some of the Cabinet officers as will secure for him a clerkship in some one of the departments. Such a brave deed on the part of a poor man on behalf of the government is certainly worthy of such recognition.