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Beale Street

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ISBN-10: 0738543632

ISBN-13: 9780738543635

Edition: 2007

Authors: Beverly G. Bond, Janann Sherman

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Once celebrated as the Main Street of Negro America," Beale Street has a long and vibrant history. In the early 20th century, the 15-block neighborhood supported a collection of hotels, pool halls, saloons, banks, barber shops, pharmacies, dry goods stores, theaters, gambling dens, jewelers, fraternal clubs, churches, entertainment agencies, beauty salons, pawn shops, blues halls, and juke joints. Above the street-level storefronts were offices of African American business and professional men: dentists, doctors, undertakers, photographers, teachers, realtors, and insurance brokers. By mid-century, following the social strife and urban renewal projects of the 1960s and 1970s, little remained of the original neighborhood. Those buildings spared by the bulldozers were boarded up and falling down. In the nick of time, in the 1980s, the city realized the area's potential as a tourist attraction. New bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues opened along the remaining three-block strip, providing a mecca for those seeking to recapture the magic of Beale Street."
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publication date: 11/8/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
Historic Beale Streetp. 9
"The Main Street of Negro America"p. 31
Political and Civic Lifep. 47
The Cotton Makers' Jubileep. 57
That Memphis Soundp. 71
1968p. 91
Demolition and (Re)Developmentp. 105
Bibliographyp. 127
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