Gladys Dedeaux

DAY 063 Gladys Dedeaux photographed exclusively for the 100 Men Hall People Project (100MHPP).

In 1961, I started coming here as a ninth grader. I came for the dances and it may have been a few other things but it was the dances and the people that would come to play music. I left Mississippi and was gone for a long time, but I remember Fats Domino, Irma Thomas, BB King, Ike and Tina, Chuck Berry and many more. I would drop two sons here, Brian and Gregory to go to dances. I remember my classmates being here, and certain one would drink, and there would be police looking for who might be drinking, and I’d be holding my best friend up on the dance floor so they wouldn’t look at us. We loved coming and the music that was provided was everything we loved and enjoyed and hated when it was over and we waited for the next time to come.

(Photo by: Gus Bennett | The 100 Men Hall People Project)

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