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  • Tags: A. G. Gaston Motel

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Doris Gary (b. 1933) lived across the street from the Bethel Baptist Church and its parsonage in the Collegeville section of Birmingham during the time that Rev, Fred Shuttlesworth was the pastor. She consented to an extended interview with Bob…

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Gwendolyn Sanders Gamble (b. Nov. 17, 1947) and her two sisters Dot and Deborah, were Ullman High School students and active in the 1963 campaign. Gwen was 14 and a recruiter which means she would work inside the school letting other students know…

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Box 8 Folder 4: "This is folder 4 which is an 8x10 black and white out in front of Gaston’s Funeral… actually, it’s out in front of Gaston’s Lounge and Dining. This would have been a part of the Gaston Motel on 5th Avenue North. I don’t know where…

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Box 5 Folder 14: "Folder 14 contains two 21 page WJLD Big D Radio 1967 buyers’ guides. They are individually numbered because they were contests as well. Inside are pictures of numerous WJLD disc jockeys along with WJLD's (at that time) 25 year…

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Ruth Brown (b. Jan 12, 1928, d. Nov 17, 2006), a leading RnB vocalist with major hits in the early 1950's for Atlantic Records. Tony award winner for her performance on Broadway with the play, "Black and Blue." Host of the early 1990's RnB Revue on…

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Rev. Erskine Faush (b. Dec 2, 1931, d. April 25, 2020), Gospel Radio Announcer, 1951-2016. Radio Pioneer joining his brother William at WBCO, Bessemer and then moving to WENN Radio in 1958 and WATV in 1976, where he became part owner with Shelley…

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Rick Upshaw was born and raised in Chattanooga and is a graduate of Howard School. Rick Upshaw was also a talented singer and was quite an expert at piano and organ. He began his musical studies at the Ken Keese Studios in Chattanooga and studied as…
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