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Michael Haggerty Sr.

Michael Haggerty Sr.

DAY 164 Michael Haggerty Sr. photographed exclusively for the 100 Men Hall People Project (100MHPP). 

I had seen the Hall when I moved here in 1992. My parents lived by the railroad tracks. This was before the casinos got here, so I was just roaming around. I haven’t seen an act here. I knew it was African American, and I didn’t know when but I knew it went back to the end of segregation. I was born in ’47 so some of that was still around when I was growing up. The notoriety of some of the artists that came through here is fascinating. This is a small dot on the Mississippi map, much less on the United States map, so to have someone like Ray Charles who came here, that is something.  

(Photo by: Gus Bennett | The 100 Men Hall People Project) 


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