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New museum exhibit focuses on life of T.C. Walker

A new exhibit is now on display at the Gloucester Museum of History depicting the life of T.C. Walker.

The exhibit, “Awakening: The Life & Legacy of T.C. Walker,” is the result of a collaboration between the museum, the Cook Foundation, the Woodville Rosenwald School Foundation, and various individuals.

Museum coordinator Robert Kelly explained that the exhibit corresponds with the T.C. Walker mural on Main Street, and dives into the 10 scenes it depicts. Kelly said that he, Cook Foundation Executive Director Jenny Crittenden and Dr. Dorothy Cooke held meetings to look deeper into the history of one of Gloucester’s more famous residents.

FILE PHOTOGloucester’s T.C. Walker at the age of 90 in a photo taken in 1952.

Kelly said that one of the main resources for the exhibit is T.C. Walker’s autobiography, “The Honey-Pod Tree.” Kelly’s team at the museum read from the original manuscripts of the book that Walker sent to the book’s editor, Florence L. Lattimore, and he said...

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