James "Jack" Hadley, a native of Thomasville, was born out at Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomas County in 1936 to the late Dennis and Rosetta James Hadley, the parents of 15 children. He graduated from Douglass High School in June 1956, and enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served his country for twenty‑eight years and retired in 1984. Jack also was employed with the United States Postal Service as a City Letter Carrier for twelve years and retired on April 1, 1997. In his spare time, he is an avid collector and curator of Black History Memorabilia. His collection traces Black American's history from preslavery to the present. This exhibit encompasses a broad spectrum of the Black struggle and existence in America, and Black contribution in helping to build and shape America.

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Jack Hadley Black History Museum has:
Thousands, documents, books, prints, posters and photos
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Collectible African-American artifacts dated back to slavery
Emphasizes on Thomasville’s First Black Achievers
Founded on the former campus of Douglass High School in Thomasville
 
 
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Thomasville Black Heritage Trail Tour
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Douglass High School Gallery & History
 
Digital Oral History of Active Military Phase l
 
Digital Oral History of Military Retirees & Veterans Phase ll
 
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