The 12 Counts 9th Anniversary Party [Cover Title].
The 12 Counts 9th Anniversary Party [Cover Title].
The 12 Counts 9th Anniversary Party [Cover Title].

The 12 Counts 9th Anniversary Party [Cover Title].

Cleveland, Ohio: 1948. 9” x 6”. Bifolium. pp. [4]. Very good with crease from vertical fold; light dust soiling; tape residue at top and bottom of third page.

On March 6, 1948, a Cleveland social group known as “The 12 Counts” put on a shindig to celebrate their ninth anniversary at the Paradise Auditorium. The festivities promoted community spirit and include music, speeches, dancing and a salute to other clubs. The program lists an additional 17 African American social groups with whom The 12 Counts interacted.

We have been unable to unearth much information regarding the group. A special notice at the top reminded attendees that the events of the evening would be filmed and turned into a movie that would be shown at a future gathering, “so please look your prettiest and act your best.” Perhaps further exploration will reveal more about this group, and the movie they made.

Reminder of a little known social group that persisted for years in 1940s Cleveland.

None located in OCLC.

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