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Memorial Day 1960 African-American Legionnaires

Memorial Day parade, 1960.

The Redd-William American Legion Post color guard heads north on East Street in downtown Bloomington during the Memorial Day parade of May 30, 1960. Redd-Williams was the Legion post for local African-American veterans.
Seen in the background is the still-standing McBarnes Memorial Building (left) and the long-gone Hotel Rogers (right).

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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