(“Fannie Mae Duncan and Family,” by Lew Tilley, 1955. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 099-10712.)

Fannie Mae Duncan and her family lined up at the counter in the Cotton Club. Family members are identified (from top) as Cornelius Bragg (brother); Les “Sylvester” Franklin (nephew); Sister Selena Franklin; Marguerite Manley (mother-in-law to Cornelius); Roderick Bragg (nephew); Fannie Mae Duncan; Rochelle Bragg (neice – baby); Nellie Bragg (sister-in-law to Fannie; Rochelle’s mom).

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