Third Street Entrance Commemorated

By: Marcus Washington
By: Marcus Washington

April 11, 2006

Tuesday night hundreds gathered at the Paramount Theater to commemorate the building's 3rd Street entrance.

The entrance was used from the 1930's to the 1960's as the "colored entrance" used by blacks during years of segregation.

Tuesday’s tribute was planned to honor those who experienced entering through the third street entrance.

A display has been set up by the old entrance with pictures and brief history of its importance.

“It's an acknowledgment of the past and how the future is going to be,” said James Flowers, who used the 3rd entrance.

Those who attended Tuesday night's commemoration enjoyed songs from soprano soloist April Jana Johnson-Bynes.

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