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Cumberland, Maryland (Black Population)


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22 Bedford Street. A chicken, watermelon and cantaloupe dinner and vocal and instrumental numbers were featured. Edward Clark, Travelling Deputy of the Elks, was in charge of arrangements. Fifty-two were present.

A rally of Colored Republican voters was held in the City Hall auditorium on October 20, 1924. Arrangements were handled by Reverend J. H. Robinson and Oscar Jordan. Talks were given by Reverend Dr. W. B. Carroll, Pastor of the Union Baptist Church, Washington, D.C. Fred Burgee, sole local Black survivor of the Civil War, gave a short talk. Reverend Mrs. G. R. King, Evangelist of Philadelphia, who had been conducting services at the Church, closed the program. After the audience sang a hymn, benediction was pronounced.

On October 21, 1925, through contributions of various churches and the assistance of the Aeolian Jubilee Singers and other individuals, a total of $530.00 had been raised for the benefit of the Methodist Mission in Ridgeley, West Virginia. The drive was under the direction of Peter Fagan.

On December 11, 1925, Jess Hunter, local black boy, about twelve years old, won the Charleston contest at the Strand Theatre. In winning first prize, the young boy danced in professional style.

On July 11, 1927, the Howard Theatre and Dancing Academy, 127 North Mechanic Street, opened. This theatre and dance hall was for Black people. At the opening of the Howard, there were speeches by Mayor Thomas W. Koon, States Attorney Major William A. Huster, City Attorney Charles Z. Heskell, and the Reverend Nathaniel Minor. On November 1, 1927, due to lack of patronage by Black people, the Howard Theatre was changed to the Garden Theatre and was for white people.




ID:
achm331

Page #:
331

Creator:
Miller, Herman J.

Rights:
Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland

Date:
1978

Collection Location:
Cumberland

Original Size:
27 x 20 cms

Contributor:
Stegmaier, Harry

Subject:
Cumberland (Md.), history

Coverage:
Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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