409 and 555 Edgecombe Avenue

In the early to mid-20th century, 409 and 555 Edgecombe Avenue were home to African American attorneys, dancers, designers, gangsters, musicians, beauticians, playwrights, number runners, sociologists, and many more vocations. Both houses were home to a socioeconomic cross section of Black America.


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