Yates, James. b. August 9, 1906, Brown Settlement (Quitman), Mississippi; Separated, Rail Road Worker, CP 1936 branch secretary; received passport# 365628 on February 5, 1937 which listed his address as 239 West 111th Street, NYC and 229 W 3rd Street, NYC [?] (Quitman, Mississippi); Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain on March 17, 1937; Served with the International Auto Park in Albacete, later assigned to the XI BDE Transport as a driver; Returned to the US on February 16, 1938 aboard the Lafayette, WWII US Army, d. October 1992.
Source: Sail, SACB, Cadre, RA, “James Yates, 87, Head of N. A. A. C. P. Chapter,” New York Times; James Yates, From Mississippi to Madrid, Ancestry.
Photograph: James Yates, Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 15; Series I Photographs 1930s-1990s, Box 3, Folder 91. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.
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