African American Magician Fetaque Sanders
A small archive of materials documenting the career of African American Magician Fetaque Sanders, including broadsides, posters, and flyers. Sanders (1915-1992), a Nashville native, toured with the USO during WWII, performing for African American troops in the then-segregated US Armed Forces. After the war, Sanders continued to perform his magic act until 1962. The collection includes 17 illustrated promotional broadsides and flyers [ca. 1940-1960] for: The Fetaque Sanders Magic Show; The Fetaque Sanders Spook Show; Fetaque Sanders’ Magic Book. A detailed record for this collection can be found online at: Collection of Promotional Broadsides for Fetaque Sanders
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Beginnig September 6, 2016 our hours will be
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