Cab Calloway Performing at the Clover Club in Miami

Title

Cab Calloway Performing at the Clover Club in Miami

Subject

Calloway, Cab
Jazz

Description

Internationally renowned performers toured the Circuit from the 1930s until the 1970s. Clubs in the Jim Crow South often catered to diverse audiences at the peak of jazz’s popularity in the 1940s. This image of Cab Calloway was taken in the Clover Club in the Overtown neighborhood in Miami. Overtown was a thriving African American community in downtown Miami. Clubs like the Harlem Square, Mary Elizabeth Hotel, and Clover Club attracted the biggest names in popular music in addition to smaller acts working the Circuit. Overtown was almost completely destroyed by construction of Interstate 95 in Miami after decades of threats by white business and political leaders in the city.

Creator

Tierney & Killingsworth

Source

http://historymiamiarchives.org/guides/index.php?p=digitallibrary/digitalcontent&id=253

Publisher

HistoryMiami Archives & Research Center

Date

Circa 1950

Rights

Cite as Miami News Collection, HistoryMiami. 1989-011-19503

Format

Image/jpeg

Type

Image

Coverage

Miami, Florida

Files

Calloway_Clover_Club.jpg

Citation

Tierney & Killingsworth, “Cab Calloway Performing at the Clover Club in Miami,” The Sunshine Stroll: Music and Politics on the Florida Chitlin’ Circuit, 1935-1970, accessed July 9, 2020, https://cbcrenshaw.omeka.net/items/show/13.