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Hotel Clark was founded by Hartman Clark in the 1930s. It provided accommodations for African Americans in Memphis between the Great Depression and the 1960s. The hotel had about a dozen rooms and provided accommodations for traveling musicians such as Count Basie. Today, the building is home to Blues Clubs and the hotel rooms, now used for storage, are still evident above the club.

  •  "Hotel Clark, The Best Service for Colored Only." Photo by Marion Post, 1939. This photo is held by the Library of Congress
  • Laurie B. Green, Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle--Click the link below for more information about this book