Save the Historic Imperial Hotel
The Imperial Hotel was one of the first Black-owned hotels in Thomasville, GA. Donate to help us save this historical landmark.
Jack Hadley Black History Museum
We are Thomasville’s First Black History Museum, established in 1995 to educate individuals about the history and culture of African Americans locally and nationally. The museum was founded by African-American historian, James “Jack” Hadley who has preserved over 4,669 pieces of African American artifacts with emphasis on Thomasville’s First Black Achievers, state and national achievers that commemorate their lives and accomplishments.Learn More
You do not want to miss this jewel of Black History Museum! Discover collectible African-American artifacts dating back to times of slavery, the Buffalo Soldiers, with exhibits on Lt. Henry O. Flipper, Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., Blacks in the Military from the Spanish American War to Desert Strom/Iraq War and the African-American Life on the Southern Hunting Plantation, their life, 1993 Heisman Award Winner Charles Ward, Jr., Black Women, Douglass High School historical era and much much more!Learn More
The Jack Hadley Black History Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than [...]
Jack Hadley Black History Museum, Bell Library 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
We are seeking your help with our second installment of “Do You Remember?” this time focusing on the Imperial Hotel. The Imperial Hotel was owned and operated by Harvey and Dorothy Lewis Thompson. The [...]
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Tons of Black History as well as family history. Worth visiting, you never know what you may find out about your lineage.
This place was loaded with historical information.....a most see. Plan at least an hour. Then, have lunch or dinner at Sweet and Sassy! Make it a day! Awesome! Enjoy!
Very educational for anyone wanting to know things that happened in black history I truly enjoyed the tour very enlightening for our children today.
It was interesting to be able to walk around and see so many pieces of local as well as national history. As an added bonus I got to talk to Mr. Hadley. He has led a very interesting life, and should probably have a book or two written about himself.
What happens when a son asks his father about finding information about Black History? The father provides a Black Museum...so all people that have a question about Black History can find answers. Thank Mr. Hadley.