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Church champion

This would be his new office. However, the euphoric feeling Davis experienced that first day soon was replaced by the reality of renovating a historic building designed and constructed sometime in the early 20th century by African-American architect and church member Russell Benton Bingham. Some records indicate the church was built in 1922 and 1923,

Jazz hands

The history of Deep Deuce is as rich a story as any told in the country. As the center of African-American life in the early to mid-20th century, jazz poured into the streets, and one just might bump into musicians Count Basie or Charlie Christian. At the Calvary Baptist Church, the leaders felt a young