Number three in the series The Birth of Rock and Roll comes from Cleveland, so I finally have to agree with the choice to locate the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame there! Undated, but certainly 1940 or earlier, an obvious trouble-maker participates in planning for the Thanksgiving dance! I hope it got out of hand. An unusual early photograph of desegregated dance for the kids! On the reverse the person I HOPE chooses the music is identified as "Pete Owens African-American Young Man" at Thomas Edison High School Cleveland Ohio. It comes from a photo book, but I am going to guess it was taken for the High School Yearbook.
Original Snapshot Undated Collection Jim Linderman
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