May 11, 1942
Louise Fleming Merritt, a 93 year old Negro woman who was a slave . . .
Louise Fleming Merritt, a 93 year old Negro woman who was a slave before the Civil War, walked into the First National Bank at Barnesville, GA., the other day and placed her life savings, amounting to $1,000, in War Savings Bonds.
She probably has little time left in which to enjoy freedom but she has a keen realization of what freedom means. Her action is being duplicated by many others of her race, who are supporting their nation in this war with the same vigor they have displayed in other wars.