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Monday, May 30, 2011

Need Input from the Community

Thanks to the Facebook link from Regina Bond-Gray, via Lena Pierce-Rogers with Margaret "Shug" Avery singing "Maybe God Is Trying To Tell You Something, I'm needing some information from the community.

My next project for the website, is a story about the juke joints that we had in Riverview and 'cross town. As I remember, our juke joints were just as lively as the one Harpo built in "The Color Purple."

But their liveliness is only as colorful, as we can remember them.

I need information about where our juke joints were (Lincoln Street.. some were even in folks' homes back when), how lively they were, what you remember about them (were they loud, like Harpo's Juke Joint), did they ever get busted, etc.. any information you can remember.. also, if there is anybody still with us, who used to go to them, or pass by them on the street.

If you want to do it anonymously, that's fine. I won't identify you.

The juke joints are part of our history in Riverview (as they are everywhere), and they deserve to be remembered.