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Fourth annual commencement program for the Henderson Business College in Memphis, Tennessee, held at the Avery Chapel Auditorium on June 29, 1920. The program contains the card of Naomi Rowena Wynslow, one of the graduates. George W. Henderson (1888-1944) was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and after graduating from high school he obtained qualifications from Cuyahoga Teachers College, Roger Williams University, Dyer's College of Commercial Law and Spencer's School of Commerce. Having shown an aptitude for business administration, Henderson founded a business school in Knoxville in 1912 and later opened a branch in Memphis, ostensibly at the invitation of W.C. Handy and M.W. Thornton, the "Mayor of Beale Street." The school opened at 528 St. Paul Avenue and then moved to a larger facility at 590 St. Paul. In 1939, the Memphis Housing Authority bought the property forcing him to move to 530 Linden Avenue. The school continued to operate after Henderson's death.

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sc.0495.003_042.001

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1920

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Business schools--Tennessee--Memphis.

Henderson School of Business commencement program, Memphis, 1920

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