[April 1939 Augusta, GA, Black Elks Parade and Convention]


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Moving Image
16mm film
Content: April 1939
Black and white
Opening 3 seconds show grocer Henry Jue and his daughters, Harriet Jue and Dorothy Jue, at their shop on 9th Street. Identified by Jue's great-grand-nephew, Travis Tom, of Augusta. The Black Elks Convention parade is followed by scenes of Augusta's Confederate Veterans Day parade downtown, with some shots of Mr. and Mrs. Golosky at their store. Following that is footage of the then-thriving African American neighborhood now known as the Laney-Walker Historic District, primarily along 9th Street, including the now-demolished Lenox Theater. The outdoor fair and drum and rifle corp performance is part of the Elks convention hospitality day. Photographer setting up at the fair is Breault Pendleton, a friend and colleague of the Goloskys, whose shop is depicted on 9th Street in the earlier footage.

Original film can marked "1939 b&w, colored people on 9th Street, Baties, Acen. day, D. P. [illegible]" and original reel marked "Negro Pictures".