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June 11, 1988 | DAVID TREADWELL, Times Staff Writer
In its heyday, it was "Second Street to none"--an economic and cultural Mecca for blacks throughout the Jim Crow South. Just strolling past its rows of thriving black-owned banks, insurance companies, office buildings, theaters, nightclubs and restaurants filled black Richmonders with immense pride. "When you walked down Second Street," recalls Clarence L. Townes Jr.
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June 11, 1988 | DAVID TREADWELL, Times Staff Writer
In its heyday, it was "Second Street to none"--an economic and cultural Mecca for blacks throughout the Jim Crow South. Just strolling past its rows of thriving black-owned banks, insurance companies, office buildings, theaters, nightclubs and restaurants filled black Richmonders with immense pride. "When you walked down Second Street," recalls Clarence L. Townes Jr.
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