Colbert County Alabama; Sheffield Alabama; Negro Recreation Center; Michael Center; African American Recreation; African American History
The Negro Community Recreation Center was built in the 1950s strictly for African American use in Sheffield, Alabama. The cost of the Negro Recreation Center was reported to be S80,000. Alongside the new community center a pool was built. The building was later officially known as the Michael Center. The center was used to host parties and sports and general community activities and needs.
David McCarthy, "New $80,000 Negro Community Center Nearing Completion In Sheffield," unidentified newspaper in Sheffield Public Library, October 2, 1955
Alabama Cultural Resource Survey
December 7, 2015