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This collection contains artifacts from the rich musical heritage of the Shoals area.
"William C. Handy is Given Welcome"
This is a newspaper article about W.C. Handy and a benefit concert he was performing at to raise money for a black school. According to Florence historian Lee Freeman, the concert was to raise funds for a black school to "serve children of Blessed…
The Williams' Colored Singers
This is an advertisement and a newspaper clipping about the Williams' Colored Singers, who performed at Burrell Normal School and Coffee High School in March of 1918.
W.C. Handy at the Florence Elk's Club, 1931
Artistic Rendering of W.C. Handy Home and Museum
Print of Georg Shook's rendering of the W.C. Handy Home
W.C. Handy Concert, 1916 at Burrell Normal School
Bob Carl Bailey signs contract to purchase WTQX
"WZZA--The Shoals Sole Soul Station"
"Bailey--A Born Broadcaster"
Bob Carl Bailey, c.1961
"Bailey's business becomes bigger"
This is an article about Bob Carl Bailey and his role as general manager of WZZA in Tuscumbia, and WTQX in Selma.
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