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Photographer: Collection of Historical Society of Western Virginia
Caption: Marker detail: Lincoln-Colonade Theater on Henry Street
(beyond north end of bridge)
Additional Description: Henry Street was a center of black cultural events. This occasion, August 29, 1936, was the annual meeting of the Norfolk and Western Colored Veterans Division. Members of the group traveled from across the system for this 5th annual meeting held at the Lincoln-Colonade Theatre across the street from the Hotel Dumas. The Veterans had a breakfast at the Hotel Dumas before convening at the Lincoln-Colonade for the business meeting at 10:30. The Lincoln-Colonade later became the Morocco Club and later the Ebony Lounge, today it is undergoing restoration.
Submitted: May 31, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Database Locator Identification Number: p477297
File Size: 1.490 Megabytes
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