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Nat D. Williams

326 Beale St., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 8' 22.19226", -90° 3' 1.203588"
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In 1948, Nat D. Williams became the first black radio announcer in Memphis when he began broadcasting for WDIA. He was a co-founder of the Cotton Makers Jubilee and is credited with giving the celebration its name. A history teacher in the Memphis City schools, Williams was best known for Amateur Night on Beale Street, which he began in 1935 at the Old Palace Theater. Williams was also a columnist for the Memphis World.

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