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Collection Identification Program

We need your help to identify people, places, and events in our collection! Each entry is listed below. If we are aware of any context of the item, the information will be included in the description of the post. Please help us identify people, locations, events, and context for these items in our collection. History has been made, now it is job to preserve it. 

These photographs and items are copyright of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center and may NOT be used for individual, personal or commercial use. Download and saving of these items is prohibited for any reason. Requests to use these photos should be sent to We encourage you to share the link to this page, to help with identification.

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