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Bonnie Slater Thomas, Sr. and his wife Flossie Sweet Thomas

Bonnie Slater Thomas, Sr. and his wife Flossie Sweet Thomas

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Bennie Slater Thomas, Sr.,  (top photo) worked as a boat pilot on the Chattanooga River before moving to Fort Lauderdale in 1924 with his wife, Flossie Sweet Thomas (bottom). They own and operated the first Black taxi service and were members of Mount Hermon AME Church. The couple had five children. Their  son, Bernie Jr., drew the first Black panther logo for Dillard High School‘s football team. Photo courtesy of the Old Dillard Museum.

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