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Beale Street (Images of America: Tennessee)

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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, ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published November 8th 2006 by Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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Memphis Tennessee's fabled Beale Steet brings to mind "the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock and roll", as described on the Beale Street website. Beale Street today is indeed a modern, vibrant district filled with music and nightlife with over 25 clubs and shops in the brief space of three city blocks. But the focus on the current tourist-oriented revival of Beale Street overlooks much of its historical character as "the Main Street of Negro America." This sho
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