KERSHAW – John “J.T.” and Mable Mickle have seen a lot of changes for black Americans in their lives.
J.T., 87, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, while the military was still segregated and later became one of the first blacks to work in manufacturing with DuPont in Camden.
Mable, 82, was a teacher who helped integrate a Kershaw school in the late 1960s.
Both grew up in Kershaw, J.T. on the east side, and Mable on the west. The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 2, 2009.
World War II veteran