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Jack Hadley Black History Museum

Thomasville’s First Black History Museum is established to educate individuals about the history and culture of African Americans locally and nationally. One African-American historian, James “Jack” Hadley, has preserved over 4,669 pieces of African American artifacts with emphasis on Thomasville’s First Black Achievers, state and national achievers that commemorate their lives and accomplishments.

This pictorial Black History Museum is one you do not want to miss. See collectible African-American artifacts dating back to slavery, the Buffalo Soldiers, exhibits on Lt. Henry O. Flipper, Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., and blacks in the military (from the Spanish American War to Desert Strom/Iraq War). There is also information on African-American life on southern hunting plantations, information on 1993 Heisman Award Winner Charles Ward, Jr., black women, the Douglass High School historical era and much more.

These thousands of collectible artifacts, documents, books, prints, posters and photos chronicling black history can be found on the former campus of Douglass High School in Thomasville, a black school that was segregated from 1902-1970 and located in the Dewey City Community. The Douglass High School Alumni Association, Inc. owns the facility that the former all-black high school sits on.

Open Tuesdays – Fridays, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Saturdays 11:00 AM – 4 PM; Closed Monday and Holidays.

Admission: $5 Adult, $3 Children & College Students, $4 Senior Citizens

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