Images from the Archives…Dance!

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2 thoughts on “Images from the Archives…Dance!

    1. Mrs. Murray,

      I was sorry to see your comment on the “Dance!” post and I think your implications toward me are inappropriate and misguided.

      I have done several posts throughout the years highlighting the history of the black community in Kingsport. Here are a few of those links.

      https://kingsportarchives.wordpress.com/2010/02/09/black-history-month-2010/
      https://kingsportarchives.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/douglass-high-school-historical-marker/
      https://kingsportarchives.wordpress.com/2010/02/10/george-washington-carver-library/
      https://kingsportarchives.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/douglass-high-school-girls-basketball-team-1947/
      https://kingsportarchives.wordpress.com/2010/02/15/douglass-high-school-girls-basketball-team-1958/
      https://kingsportarchives.wordpress.com/2010/02/11/douglass-high-school/
      https://kingsportarchives.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/carver-street-kids/
      https://kingsportarchives.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/brick-mason-school-in-riverview/
      https://kingsportarchives.wordpress.com/2010/02/18/little-giants-baseball-team-c-1954/

      I acknowledge that these are just a fraction of the total posts on the blog but in my defense the archives has very few collections from the black community. All of the community collections, here in the archives, are donated by individuals, families, business, etc. The truth of the matter is that if it hasn’t been donated, I do not have access to it. I am in essence limited to what I currently have in the archives. I have made many efforts over the years to use what I have to make Black History Month displays here at the library, on top of highlighting information on the archives blog and on the archives online image gallery (http://www.kingsportlibrary.org/archives/images/index.php). The history of the black community is largely underrepresented in the Archives of the City of Kingsport, something that I have tried to remedy. I have made many efforts over the years to reach out to the black community and ask for donations of material for the archives. It is not in the budget, nor is it the policy, to purchase collections or materials for the archives. Once again, if people do not donate collections pertaining to the black community than obviously the community will not be properly represented. If you, or any one you know, would be interested in donating to the Archives of the City of Kingsport please feel free to contact me.

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