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Blair T. Hunt, Sr.

533 Beale Street, Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 8' 15.985824", -90° 2' 36.17538"
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Blair T. Hunt, Sr. / Blair T. Hunt, Jr. (1888-1978)

Blair T. Hunt, Sr., was an African-American born into slavery in Huntsville,
Alabama. As a youth, he came to Memphis with his owners, the Hunt family, and lived in the
Hunt-Phelan House. After emancipation, he married another former slave, Emma Shouse, and
later became a master builder, contractor, and cabinet maker. His business and residence was
located at 693 Linden Avenue.
Note: Shelby County records indicate he was born 1857 in Memphis.
--- Blair T. Hunt, Jr. (1888-1978) -
The Reverend Blair T. Hunt, Jr., educator and civic and religious leader, was the son of
former slaves. Educated at LeMoyne and Morehouse Colleges and Roger Williams and Tennessee
A and I State universities, Hunt was the principal of Booker T. Washington High School from
1932 until he retired in 1959. In July 1918, he married Ernestine Jacobs. The Reverend Hunt
was the first pastor of the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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