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Join St. Pete Preservation for a walking tour of the ‘Deuces’

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Hear the history of 22nd Street South, the vibrant, cultural main street of St. Petersburg’s Afro-American community during the segregation era. The tour, lasting approximately two hours, will be led by lifelong resident James Oliver, community historian Minson Rubin, and Jon Wilson, a retired St. Petersburg Times journalist who has co-authored two books on the city’s African-American history. See the renovated Manhattan Casion known as the home of “happy feet” and which featured entertainment giants Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Duke Ellington among many others. The tour will also visit landmarks Mercy Hospital, Royal Theater, and Jordan Elementary School. The tour is jointly being offered by Saint Petersburg Preservation, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum, and the 22nd Street Redevelopment Corp. Special walking tour of the “Deuces” – 22nd Street South – 10 am, tour starts and finishes at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 9th Ave. South (free parking at museum) –

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