WHRO Documentaries

Church Street: Harlem of the South

Special | 29m 22s

Church Street gained the reputation as the "Harlem of the South" because it was the center for live entertainment in the South. Live performances, movie houses and street music reigned supreme for Norfolk residents and outlying communities. The likes of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong helped garner a national reputation for Church Street, along with the Attucks Theater and the Plaza Hotel.

Aired: 01/01/97

Rating: NR

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