Allen Super Market—Detroit (1951)

(L-R)--George Williams, Maurice Kilgore, Lafayette Allen Jr, Lavert Griffin, Bill Rhodman, Clarence Williams Jr


7 Responses to “Allen Super Market—Detroit (1951)”

  1. Dave Says:

    How many guys can say they went to a middle school named after a bowler? Back in the mid 1970s, I attended Lafayette Allen Jr. High in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. It’s closed now.

  2. michael leia brown Says:

    Lafayette allen jr was my uncle and I am very proud of his accomplishments.

  3. Durene Brown Says:

    Lafayette Allen Jr. was my uncle, my mother’s brother. He was inducted posthumously into the Bowler’s Hall of Fame in the south. He was recognized for being the first black man (colored man) to break the race barrier in professional bowling in St. Paul, MN.

    By the way, the middle school was named after his father, Lafayette Allen, Sr. Thanks for remembering. db

    • Karla Bell Luciano Says:

      Hi I take it your my cousin my mother was Mr. Allen Sr. daughter, her name is Wanda if you get this message pls reply or call (682)320–4430, thank you, Karla

  4. Harry Allen Says:

    the street was actually names after his father, Lafayette Allen Sr., who opened the first black supermarket in the US.

  5. Karla Bell Luciano Says:

    Just wanted to see my grandfather, Mr. Allen, thanks, granddaughter Karla

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