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Church Street catered to every need of the African-American community during the segregation era, when most area residents worked in the cotton fields during the week and came to town on weekends. Church Street (later designated Church Avenue) offered everything from doctors' offices to tailoring shops, from shoe shine stands to ice cream parlors, from Saturday night Blues to Sunday morning church services. B. B. King often played for tips on the street as a teenager in the 1940s.
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