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Image of W.C. Handy surrounded by several drum majorettes from Booker T. Washington High School located in Memphis, Tennessee.; W.C. Handy was known to come to Memphis each year for the annual Blues Bowl Football Game and festivities that took place in Memphis, Tennessee.; The caption underneath the image reads, "(CX7) Memphis, Dec.2.-'Beale Street Blues'-- Drum Majorettes of Booker T. Washington High School expressed Beale Street's adulation for aging Bill Handy, the Negro composer-music publisher whose "Beale Street Blues" made the street famous, by crowding around him when he returned to Memphis last night for a round of festivities at the "Blues Bowl" Football Game. (AP Wirephoto) (RMB 72005STF-HWC) 39."
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"Memphis 20th Century: W. C. Handy and the Blues Bowl" (2021). Earnestine Jenkins Collection of Historical African American-African Diaspora Photographs. 38.
Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958