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Article discusses opposition to professional wrestling matches in North Carolina. Questions the legitimacy and violence of the exhibitions.

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Detailed description of 1935 wrestling match in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Knoxville Sentinel, July 28, 1921

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Knoxville Sentinel, November 17, 1921

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Birmingham News (Alabama), August 5, 1936

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Advertisement appeared in Charlotte News (North Carolina) on September 24, 1947. "Jim Crockett your sports promoter since 1933."

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Article appears in Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) on December 3, 1935. Reporter documents the rising popularity of professional wrestling and the decline in popularity locally of professional boxing bouts.

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Article appeared in Charlotte Observer on August 22, 1955. Reporter featured Crockett's promotional business.

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Article appeared in Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) on August 20, 1941. Describes upcoming Jim Crockett promotions wrestling match between Tommy O'Toole, "a sturdy young Irishman," and the Swedish Angel.

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Article appeared in Charlotte Observer on February 7, 1941. Reporter describes an upcoming Jim Crockett wrestling match where a masked heal is expected to be revealed by a hero.

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Article appeared in Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) on September 21, 1967. Jim Crockett is being sued by a wrestling fan, Henry Allen of Pageland, South Carolina, for injuries suffered when hit by a pipe during a wrestling match.

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Advertisement appeared in Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) on March 27, 1957. Crockett's promotions were racially segregated.

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Article appears in the Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) on January 3, 1935. The reporters describes the types of wrestling matches that appeal to local fans.

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Article appears in the Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) on January 3, 1935. The reporters describes the types of wrestling matches that appeal to local fans.

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Article appeared in Charlotte Observer on December 17, 1941. Describes wrestling promoter Jim Crockett's foundation's support for Charlotte's Empty Stocking charity.

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Article appeared in Charlotte Observer on September 6, 1936.

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Article appeared in The Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) on September 6, 1936.

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This article appeared in The Charlotte News (North Carolina) on March 27, 1941. The article reports on a recent exhibition boxing match promoted by Jim Crockett. Fans complained about the quality of the bout and threw coins into the ring to express…

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This article appeared in The Charlotte Observer on April 2, 1967. The article includes an interview with wrestling promoter Jim Crockett.

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This article appeared in The Charlotte News (North Carolina) on July 27, 1967. The article provides includes selections from an interview with wrestling promoter Jim Crockett.

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This article appeared in The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) on February 9, 1934.

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This article appeared in the Charlotte News (North Carolina) on August 10, 1934. The editorial suggests that local wrestling promoters should employ African American performers to elevate tensions with White wrestlers to draw larger crowds and…

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This article appeared in the Charlotte News (Charlotte, North Carolina) on April 23, 1934. Jim Crockett appears before the Charlotte boxing commission requesting permission to organize professional wrestling matches locally.

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This advertisement appeared in the Bristol News Bulletin on August 22, 1932. The wrestling and boxing event was promoted by Jim Crockett.

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This article appeared in the Charlotte Observer on June 12, 1934. Wrestling promoters Jim Crockett, Greensboro, and Bill Lewis, Richmond, Virginia, plan to apply to the Charlotte boxing commission for a permit to organize professional wrestling…

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This article appeared in the Charlotte Observer on 25 May 1934. A wrestling fan defends the entertainment value of professional wrestling.

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This article appeared in The Charlotte News (Charlotte, North Carolina) on 23 May 1934. The article promotes an upcoming wrestling match between "two former college grid stars": Joe Savoldi of Notre Dame and Bill Middlekauff of University of…

Oral interviewed recorded by Christy Anderson, Montgomery County Historical Society at Pintlala Baptist Church on Saturday, April 29. You can listen to the entire interview here.

Hackleburg Oral History Project.pdf
On April 27, 2011 the community of Hackleburg, Alabama was hit by a EF-5 tornado. Eighteen members of the community lost their lives. The downtown's major businesses, resturants, police and fire departments, and town hall were destroyed. The Wrangler…
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