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Charlie's Place

Special | 26m 53s

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"Charlie’s Place," tells the story of an African American nightclub in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina that was a significant stop on the Chitlin’ Circuit in the segregated South. The owner, Charlie Fitzgerald, welcomed blacks and whites to his club. From the 1930s to the 1960s, many of the greatest black musicians played there, including Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Ruth Brown and Little Richard.

Aired: 04/26/18 | Rating: NR

Support for this program is provided by The ETV Endowment of South Carolina.

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