TIL after the Hawkins family won in 1971 a case against Shaw Mississippi on racially unequal municipal services the mother was shot by a police officer and an arson claimed the lives of one son and two greatdaughters
Convention Hall was built in 1931 and originally named Municipal Auditorium. This large indoor arena could accommodate the city's giant events, and for decades that is exactly what it did. The site was used for many huge Philadelphia gatherings including the 1936 & 1948 Democratic National Conventions, and the 1940 & 1948 Republican National Conventions. In 1960, the NBA All-Star game was played at Convention Hall.