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1 October 2020

Trump’s ugly rant in Minnesota

shows why Republicans fear he’ll lose

…the ailing state of Trumpist demagogic politics.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/01/trumps-ugly-rant-minnesota-shows-why-republicans-fear-hell-lose/

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1st

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

90 MINUTES

INFERNO NONMAN’s HIJACK OF DECORUM :

HORRIBLE

WILDFIRE HURRICANE CRAZEEE

RANDOM SPINNING 360 DEGREES

OF HURLING RABID MALICE

FOAMING AT THE MOUTH

GASLIGHTING SHIT STORM LIAR

WHO IS THE SITTING
PRESIDENT OF OUR NATION.
HE DEPLOYED HIS BRANDED
TACTICAL OFFENSE:

RALLY TWEET DRAMATIC HYSTERIA

TO SHOCK/DEFLECT.

HE ‘THUGGED’ AMERICANS

RIGHT TO A PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE.

HE TRAUMATIZED AMERICANS

WITH
HIS UNHINGED/OFF THE RAILS BELLOWS,
CALLING OUT AN INSURRECTION,
WHILE SPEWING OUT
 HIS  UNCHECKED AVALANCHE OF LIES.

AN UNMASKED

 NO DISGUISE

REAL

JERRY SPRINGER / THE OUTER LIMITS

SHOW.

Friday Drumpster Fire Reads | Sky Dancing

Friday Drumpster Fire Reads | Sky Dancing

Friday Drumpster Fire Reads | Sky Dancing

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A woman could NEVER behave that way and be president

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/09/30/trump-biden-debate-shows-double-standards-sexism-toxic-masculinity/3588810001/
“Whether you’re a woman, a person of color, or someone from an identity that’s in any other way marginalized, it’s difficult to see yourself in the position of these leaders, because they’re operating in a world that you’re not permitted to operate in,” said Laura Palumbo of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. “The double standards are very clear in that behaviors that are admired and respected in certain individuals are exactly what others have to be intentional in avoiding in order to be taken seriously.

TOXIC MASCULINITY

Men pay a steep price when it comes to masculinity

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/03/31/masculinity-traditional-toxic-trump-mens-rights/99830694/

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President of the United States

Donald Trump:

White supremacist group

Proud Boys

should

‘stand back and stand by’

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Proud Boys celebrate online after Trump told the far right group to 'stand back and stand by' | Daily Mail Online

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PROUD BOYS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proud_Boys
The Proud Boys, a self-described “Western chauvinist” organization, is considered a violent, nationalistic, Islamophobic, transphobic and misogynistic hate group, according to the Anti-Defamation League, a nonprofit organization that tracks extremist groups. Proud Boys members marched at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and have organized against Black Lives Matter protests in recent months.
The group recently staged a rally in Portland, Oregon, in support of Trump. About 200 people, some armed with guns, attended the rally, short of the expectations of thousands.

Proud Boys

organizer

Joe Biggs

also posted

after the debate

that he was

“standing by,”

and

he said

the president

“basically said

to go

f— them up.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/09/30/trump-debate-rightwing-celebration/

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A CALMING VISUAL MEDITATION FOR YOU:

OntO #4                                                                               Catherine L. Johnson  2018
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/for-art-collectors-designers-exquisite-beautiful-impeccable-site-specific-fine-art-prints-esteemed-artist-catherine-l-johnson-master-printer-mark-jones-arts-district-imageworks-inc-2/

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FACT. TRUTH. ABSOLUTELY.

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Beau was friends with Kamala while she was AG of California | Poll-Vaulter

VOTE PROUD:

INTEGRITY EQUANIMITY

HONORABLE CREDIBLE

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WHENTHESKYOPENED

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Catherine L. Johnson

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Brilliant luminous
blue lines
creating precious intact space
in the
colossal dark absence.

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Listen. Listen. Listen.

Wonder. Awe. Grace.

 

 

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WHENTHESKYOPENED: A                                                    Catherine L. Johnson   2020

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WHENTHESKYOPENED: H                                                   Catherine L. Johnson   2020

 

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WHENTHESKYOPENED

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WHENTHESKYOPENED: A    (studio)                                             Catherine L. Johnson   2020

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Brilliant luminous
blue lines
creating precious intact space
in the
colossal dark absence.

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Listen. Listen. Listen to my visual offerings.

Wonder. Awe. Grace.

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RADICAL hope

IS

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ADDED
10 September 2020:
A significant event
and 
an unfolding story of wonder, beauty and awe
opened 4 years ago today
– and, now,
I choose to close.

 

I need / choose a man who is:
=RAF / foxhole mate / creative genius intelligence/ RRman
HILARIOUS / heal thy / ‘wash my car’/ clear/ courageous
sober/ TRUST / honor/ respect/ loving kindness/ presence
loving kindness…

LOVE is

RADICAL HOPE

STRONG HEART / SPINE

IMPROVISATIONAL

+

SWEET

INTEGRITY.

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Dr. Mark B. Coventry

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/13-july-look-to-this-day-for-it-is-life-the-very-life-of-life-dr-mark-b-coventry-promise-me-two-things-only-let-those-who-honor-and-respect-you-come-near-and-always-remain-an-art/

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Eyes Blinking GIF by TraceLoops - Find & Share on GIPHY

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reFRAME / reFRAMING

 

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The essential idea behind reFRAMING
is that a specific crystallized demographic / person’s
point-of-view depends
on the frame it is viewed in.

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When the frame is shifted,

the meaning changes

and

thinking

and

behavior

often change along with it.

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Another way to understand
the concept of reFRAMING
is to imagine looking through
the frame of a camera lens.

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The picture seen through the lens
can be
changed and reshaped
to views / experiences
of

nascent truths 

and
expansive sensory possibilities

via

EXPLORING

 an unfixed exponential spectrum
of lenses from various
angles/distances/emotional/empirical/empathetic/spiritual

KALEIDOSCOPIC

vantage points.

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By the willingness
of even slightly changing
what is seen in the camera,
the once
‘conditioned’ / clung to’ / ‘conventional / ‘fixed’
cognitive and LIVED picture

IS

NOW

viewed
and
experienced
differently.

aNEW.

YES!

 

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Please click on link below for the catalyst of the reFRAME paintings.
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/06/25/927-reframe-catherine-l-johnson-2020-false-narratives-7-terms-know-ken-burns-revision-versus-revisionist/

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reFRAME

A/ B/ C/ D/ E/ F/ G/ H

paintings

Each work is SOOT BLACK PAINT on FOUR PANELS
inscribed with METALLIC SILVER PENCIL mounted on white board

 

2020

Catherine L. Johnson

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Please click on each images for detail.
Please attend to the interstices between the 4 panels of each painting.

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interstice

[ in-tur-stis ]
noun, plural in·ter·stic·es [in-tur-stuh-seez, -stuh-siz] .
1. an intervening space.
2. a small or narrow space or interval between things or parts,
especially when one of a series of alternating uniform spaces and parts.
3. an interval of time.

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reFRAME: A                                                                                                Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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reFRAME: B                                                                                                Catherine L. Johnson  2020

 

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reFRAME: C                                                                                                Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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reFRAME: D                                                                                                Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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reFRAME: E                                                                                                Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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reFRAME: F                                                                                                Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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reFRAME: G                                                                                                Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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reFRAME: H                                                                                                Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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Feelings Maya Angelou Quotes

how YOU SEE / FRAME someone

is

how YOU MAKE them feel

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do YOU HEAR / LISTEN to someone

as WHO they are

or 

do YOU HEAR / LISTEN to someone

as how YOU FRAMED them

 

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Steve Reich – Come Out 1966

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_Out_(Reich)

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Reich was asked to edit down tape footage into a form of collage for a benefit for the Harlem Six and Come Out was a byproduct of the collage’s production.[1] The Harlem Six were six black youths arrested for a murder of Margit Sugar, a Hungarian refugee, in Harlem in the weeks following the Little Fruit Stand Riot of 1964.[2] Only one of the six was responsible while the lead witness is generally considered the actual perpetrator. Truman Nelson, a civil rights activist and New Yorker who had asked Reich to compose a sound collage that was separate from Come Out, gave him a collection of tapes with recorded voices to use as source material. Nelson agreed to give Reich creative freedom with the tapes that he presented him for the sound collage. Come Out was a loop of four seconds of the more than 70 hours of tapes Nelson presented to Reich.[3]

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ONE month ago,
George Floyd was brutally inhumanly murdered by asphyxiation
by MPD Officer Chauvin and systemic racism.

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Please click on reFRAME (one of eight original paintings) for detail

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reFRAME: A                                                                                                Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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reFRAMEreFRAMING

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The essential idea behind reFRAMING
is that a specific crystallized demographic / person’s
point-of-view depends
on the frame it is viewed in.

X

When the frame is shifted,

the meaning changes

and

thinking

and

behavior

often change along with it.

X

Another way to understand
the concept of reFRAMING
is to imagine looking through
the frame of a camera lens.

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The picture seen through the lens
can be
changed and reshaped
to views / experiences
of

nascent truths 

and
expansive sensory possibilities

via

EXPLORING

  an unfixed exponential spectrum
of lenses from various
angles/distance/emotional/empirical/empathetic/spiritual

KALEIDOSCOPIC

vantage points.

X

By the willingness
of even slightly changing
what is seen in the camera,
the once
‘conditioned’ / ‘clung to’ / ‘conventional’ / ‘fixed’
cognitive and LIVED picture

IS

NOW

viewed
and
experienced
differently.

aNEW.

YES!

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7 TERMS kNOW

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SEEing

and

SAY THE NAME

is the

ANVIL

for

reVITALized

optics

and

language

and

interactive social justice.

 

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Please Stop ‘Checking In to See If I’m Okay’

Whatever you think I might be feeling because of the news right now,
it’s not new for me this week.
https://www.thecut.com/2020/06/i-dont-need-your-check-in-texts.html
About a week ago, I called a friend on the East Coast,
another black woman working in public radio,
to talk about something weird that was happening.
“Hey, are you getting a bunch of texts
from random white people asking if you’re okay?” I asked.
“What? No,” she said. “You are?”
I told her that I’d heard from a handful of people,
some of whom I hadn’t communicated with for months,
saying they couldn’t imagine the pain I must be feeling.
That they were here for me if I needed them.
I thought maybe this was just a thing people were doing in hyperwoke Oakland.
But then the next day,
that friend sent me a screenshot from one of her friends with the same language,
“Can’t imagine how black people are feeling. I’m so sorry.”
Another friend got a text from someone
she hadn’t spoken to in six years that noted
that she was “important” and called her “a queen.”
https://www.mprnews.org/episode/2020/06/09/davis-how-to-be-a-white-ally-and-practice-antiracism

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Mapping the hundreds of Confederate statues across the US | George ...

 

There are 771 Confederate statues in the US

(Figures last updated July 2019 by Southern Poverty Law Center)
The Southern states of Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina and Texas
are home to half of the country’s Confederate statues and monuments.
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2020/06/mapping-hundreds-confederate-statues-200610103154036.html

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Natural History Does the Full Pander - WSJ

President Teddy Roosevelt
bookended
by generic representations of two marginalized demographics.
The visual language NAMES it.

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Ken Burns:

reVISION versus revisionist

FALSE NARRATIVES

EXCELLENT

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The African-Americans:

Many Rivers to Cross

with

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

6 episodes | PBS

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I Am Not Your Negro (2016) - Photo Gallery - IMDb

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

can be viewed on Amazon PRIME through 3 July 2020.

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Henri Matisse. Two Dancers. 1937

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THE CIVIL RIGHTS KITE FLYING PROJECT

THE CIVIL RIGHTS KITE FLYING PROJECT

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BUILD community with JOY!

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EVERY evening on Lowertown’s Prince Street!

EVERY Sunday @ 4pm on Upper Landing Park!

https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/parks-recreation/harriet-island/upper-landing-park?NID=1242

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PHYSICAL distancing is

necessary to FLY a kite!

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ALL WELCOME!!!!!

TURN OUT IS riSING!!!

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CREST: GEORGE FLOYD                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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For further information / insight please click on links below:

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/15/863498848/supreme-court-delivers-major-victory-to-lgbtq-employees
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/04/27/917-announcing-the-first-worldwide-covid19-kite-flying-event-sunday-may-3rd-fly-a-kite-to-salute-the-brave-dedicated-front-line-workers-fly-a-kite-to-commemorate-those-weve-lost/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/924-the-crest-works-2020-catherine-l-johnson-sam-cooke-a-change-is-gonna-come-___________________/

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What is Juneteenth — Juneteenth flag, colors, etc

THE JUNETEENTH FLAG

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155th

anniversary

of

JUNETEENTH

Freedom Day

Jubilee Day

Liberation Day

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth

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Lift Ev’ry Voice & Sing / Star Spangled Banner
– Black National Anthem –
rene marie

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In 2008

Rene Marie

was asked to sing the
National Anthem
at
Denver’s State of the City address.
The outcome was Rene singing

Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing“,

“the black national anthem”

to the tune of
The Star Spangled Banner.
This caused a firestorm of controversy.

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I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Wish_I_Knew_How_It_Would_Feel_to_Be_Free

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IWISHIKNEW                                                                                         Catherine L. Johnson  2011  

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Within Our Gates (1920) – Oscar Micheaux

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Within_Our_Gates

 silent film

Within Our Gates

was produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux in 1919.
He is considered to be the first African-American director of feature films
and
this is the first such film still in existence.

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Within Our Gates

is a 1920 American silent film
by
the director Oscar Micheaux
that portrays the contemporary racial situation
in the United States during the early twentieth century,
the years of Jim Crow,
the revival of the Ku Klux Klan,
the Great Migration
of Blacks to cities of the North and Midwest,
and the emergence of the New Negro“.
It was part of a genre called race films.

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“Abandoned by her fiancé,
an educated Black woman
with a shocking past
dedicates herself
to helping a near bankrupt school
for impoverished negro youths.”

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Cast (IMDB):
Evelyn Preer as Sylvia Landry;
Flo Clements as Alma Prichard;
James D. Ruffin as Conrad Drebert;
Jack Chenault as Larry Prichard;
William Smith as Detective Philip Gentry;
Charles D. Lucas as Dr. V. Vivian;
Bernice Ladd as Mrs. Geraldine Stratton;
Mrs. Evelyn as Mrs. Elena Warwick;
William Stark as Jasper Landry;
Mattie Edwards as Jasper’s Wife;
Ralph Johnson as Philip Gridlestone;
E.G. Tatum as Efram, Gridlestone’s Servant;
Grant Edwards as Emil Landry;
Grant Gorman as Armand Gridlestone;
Leigh Whipper ;
Jimmie Cook as (uncredited);
S.T. Jacks as Reverend Wilson Jacobs (uncredited).

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Please click on this entry – FIVE years ago today, 16 June 2015:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/06/17/icanfeel-summer-2015-catherine-l-johnson/

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WHOSE NARRATIVE PREVAILS

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/06/21/809-the-longest-day-summer-solstice-until-the-story-of-the-hunt-is-told-by-the-lion-the-tale-of-the-hunt-will-always-glorify-the-hunter-african-proverb/

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The

CREST: GEORGE FLOYD

8:46

the tectonic plates of race and justice forever shifted

8

works

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2020

Catherine L. Johnson

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Please click on the images – originals – to enlarge

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CREST: GEORGE FLOYD                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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CREST: GEORGE FLOYD  II                                                            Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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CREST: GEORGE FLOYD  III                                                          Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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CREST: GEORGE FLOYD  IV                                                         Catherine L. Johnson  2020

 

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CREST: GEORGE FLOYD  V                                                         Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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CREST: GEORGE FLOYD  VI                                                        Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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CREST: GEORGE FLOYD  VII                                                       Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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CREST: GEORGE FLOYD  VIII                                                       Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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