Joeseph Merrick, aka. The Elephant Man.   Who taught me that sometimes peace is a  paper cathedral.

Joeseph Merrick, aka. The Elephant Man. Who taught me that sometimes peace is a paper cathedral.

John Merrick, aka "The Elephant Man," had a terrifying appearance accompanied by an utterly fascinating life.

John Merrick, aka "The Elephant Man," had a terrifying appearance accompanied by an utterly fascinating life.

John Merrick, one of the original founders of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, with his daughters, Geneva, Mabel, and Martha.    c.1909

John Merrick, one of the original founders of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, with his daughters, Geneva, Mabel, and Martha. c.1909

John Merrick, The Elephant Man (as played by actor John Hurt in David Lynch's movie). I dig all three of these people!

John Merrick, The Elephant Man (as played by actor John Hurt in David Lynch's movie). I dig all three of these people!

John Merrick (September 7, 1859 - August 6, 1919) was a Durham NC businessman who invested the profits from his eight barbershops in real estate was a founder of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company which at his death was the largest black-owned insurance company in the nation. He was instrumenal in founding the Mechanics and Farmers Bank, NCCU, Lincoln Hospital and a library for the black Durham community. #TodayInBlackHistory

John Merrick (September 7, 1859 - August 6, 1919) was a Durham NC businessman who invested the profits from his eight barbershops in real estate was a founder of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company which at his death was the largest black-owned insurance company in the nation. He was instrumenal in founding the Mechanics and Farmers Bank, NCCU, Lincoln Hospital and a library for the black Durham community. #TodayInBlackHistory

John Merricks Sailing Trust to extend support to RYA OnBoard for next three years

John Merricks Sailing Trust to extend support to RYA OnBoard for next three years

John Merrick was a professional businessman who founded North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company; at his death, this organization was the largest black-owned insurance company in the U.S. He was also instrumental in the founding of Lincoln Hospital, Mechanics and Farmers Bank, and North Carolina...John Merrick was a professional businessman who founded North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company; at his death, this organization was the largest black-owned insurance company in the U.S…

John Merrick was a professional businessman who founded North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company; at his death, this organization was the largest black-owned insurance company in the U.S. He was also instrumental in the founding of Lincoln Hospital, Mechanics and Farmers Bank, and North Carolina...John Merrick was a professional businessman who founded North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company; at his death, this organization was the largest black-owned insurance company in the U.S…

The skeleton of Joseph Carey Merrick - image Ray Crundwell, Queen Mary University of London

The skeleton of Joseph Carey Merrick - image Ray Crundwell, Queen Mary University of London

David Lynch & John Hurt (who plays John Merrick) on the set of The Elephant Man

David Lynch & John Hurt (who plays John Merrick) on the set of The Elephant Man

The Story of Jon Mereick; The Elephant Man - 23rd Psalm Scene - YouTube ... John Merrick an hero for ALL Humanity.  May God Forgive Us For Having Ungrateful Hearts For All That We Have as Americans.  We may soon need a good measure of John Merrick's deep humility and perfect faith His Creator.

The Story of Jon Mereick; The Elephant Man - 23rd Psalm Scene - YouTube ... John Merrick an hero for ALL Humanity. May God Forgive Us For Having Ungrateful Hearts For All That We Have as Americans. We may soon need a good measure of John Merrick's deep humility and perfect faith His Creator.

Joseph_Merrick_skeleton.jpg (250×350) (the 'Elephant Man')

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John Merrick: Born Into Slavery, Became One of the Most Successful Black Men of His Time

John Merrick: Born Into Slavery, Became One of the Most Successful Black Men of His Time

John Hurt as John Merrick in "The Elephant Man" based on the life of Joseph Carey Merrick, born in Leicester, England

John Hurt as John Merrick in "The Elephant Man" based on the life of Joseph Carey Merrick, born in Leicester, England

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