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Segregation signs from restrooms

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"You Better Leave Segregation Alone"
From the "Nashville Sit-in Story"
© Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Segregation Signs
1950s

Separate but Unequal
These restroom door signs once hung in a general store in Round Top, TX. Such signs were common in the South and the Southwest. Frequently they excluded from public facilities not only African-Americans, but also Native Americans, Asians, and Hispanics.

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Learn more!
· "You Better Leave Segregation Alone," From the "Nashville Sit-in Story"
· Jim Crow System
· Sojourner Truth

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