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Plan for St. Pete’s Deuces is to unite and develop

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One of the most historical areas of St. Petersburg is the 22nd Street S corridor – the “Deuces” – once one of the most vibrant streets in the city’s black community. The street lost its vibrancy and became almost deserted. But recently, there’s a kind of rejuvenation going on. But with that rejuvenation has come a certain tension between the people who live in the area and those who are moving in. Now the city is trying to create a bond…

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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…

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

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

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…

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