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The Gem Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee

The Gem Theater in Knoxville, Tennessee

Gem Theater in Knoxville, Tennessee

Gem Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee

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Title:The Gem Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee | The Gem Theater in Knoxville, Tennessee | Gem Theater in Knoxville, Tennessee | Gem Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee
Date:1962
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Black-and-white photograph of the Gem Theatre, at Vine Avenue, now West Summit Hill, and Central Street in Knoxville, Tennessee. African American men, women, and children stand outside the theater in suits and dresses. The Gem Theatre was one of two African American theaters in Knoxville during the segregationist period of 20th century. The Gem Theatre had capacity to seat 800 people.

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Types:Black-and-white photographs
Subjects:Gem Theatre (Knoxville, Tenn.) | Theaters--Tennessee--Knoxville | African Americans--Tennessee--Knoxville | African Americans--Tennessee--Knoxville--Social life and customs | African American business enterprises--Tennessee--Knoxville | Segregation--Tennessee--Knoxville | Discrimination in public accommodations--Tennessee--Knoxville | Knoxville (Tenn.) | Knox County (Tenn.)
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Institution:Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Online Publisher:Knoxville, Tenn. : University of Tennessee Special Collections Library in association with the Beck Cultural Exchange Center | 2008-01-30
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