Jack Hadley Black History Museum:

Member of Blue Star Museums
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Emphasizes on Thomasville’s First Black Achievers
Thousands, documents, books, prints, posters and photos
Collectible African-American artifacts dated back to slavery
Founded on the former campus of Douglass High School in Thomasville

James "Jack" Hadley, a native of Thomasville, was born out at Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomas County in 1936 to the late Dennis and Rosetta James Hadley, the parents of 15 children. He graduated from Douglass High School in June 1956, and enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served his country for twenty‑eight years and retired in 1984. Jack also was employed with the United States Postal Service as a City Letter Carrier for twelve years and retired on April 1, 1997. In his spare time, he is an avid collector and curator of Black History Memorabilia. His collection traces Black American's history from preslavery to the present. This exhibit encompasses a broad spectrum of the Black struggle and existence in America, and Black contribution in helping to build and shape America.

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