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By Dr. Beverly G. Bond,Dr. Janann Sherman

ISBN-10: 0738543632

ISBN-13: 9780738543635

ISBN-10: 1531626599

ISBN-13: 9781531626594

as soon as celebrated because the major highway of Negro America," Beale road has a protracted and colourful historical past. within the early twentieth century, the 15-block local supported a suite of motels, pool halls, saloons, banks, barber retailers, pharmacies, dry items shops, theaters, playing dens, jewelers, fraternal golf equipment, church buildings, leisure corporations, attractiveness salons, pawn outlets, blues halls, and juke joints. Above the street-level storefronts have been places of work of African American enterprise males: dentists, medical professionals, undertakers, photographers, lecturers, realtors, and coverage agents. by way of mid-century, following the social strife and concrete renewal initiatives of the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, little remained of the unique local. these constructions spared through the bulldozers have been boarded up and falling down. within the nick of time, within the Eighties, town learned the area's power as a vacationer appeal. New bars, eating places, and leisure venues opened alongside the remainder three-block strip, supplying a mecca for these trying to recapture the magic of Beale Street."

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