Liz Brasher (@lizbrasher)

In 1909, 24-year-old widow Maggie Steed had this hotel built in Paducah for the African-American community in the days of segregation when they could not stay at white hotels. Everyone from B.B. King to Bobby Bland, Ray Charles to Ruth Brown, Billie Holiday to Cab Calloway, Ike & Tina Turner to Louis Armstrong, all stayed at this hotel. #bnw #paducah #ky #HotelMetropolitan
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