Birmingham Times vice-president Helen Lewis made the creation of a recreational park for African American youth a priority. She solicited the donation of land in ACIPCO-Finley and petitioned Mayor George Seibels to have it dedicated as a public park.
- Garrison, Greg (September 23, 2016) "Ex-Birmingham Times VP backed city park, civic causes." The Birmingham News
- Julius Ellsberry Memorial Park at the Historical Marker Database