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Opening of K. H. Malone's Grocery

Opening of K. H. Malone's Grocery, 13th Street and Avenue M, ca. 1950s. K. H. Malone was appointed the first African American Agricultural Demonstration Agent for Walker County in 1932 and provided services and information for African American farmers in Walker County until his retirement in the early 1970s. During the Great Depression Malone assisted many African American farmers in keeping their farms and helping others become farm-owners through the various New Deal programs such as the Farm Security Administration. Malone was also involved in the African American business community as this photograph and accompanying photographs reveal.