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Racial Discrimination - Separate Restrooms

Racial Discrimination - Separate Restrooms Tragedies and Triumphs American History African American History Social Studies

While Tuskegee Airmen - such as Captain Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. - were learning to be combat pilots at the Tuskegee Institute, they were also subject to the same "Jim Crow" laws as other African-Americans.

In this 1938 scene - at a railroad station in Manchester, Georgia - we see signs for a "Colored Waiting Room" as well as a "Colored Men" restroom.

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Media Credits

Photo of the Manchester, Georgia railroad station by John Vachon (on behalf of the Farm Security Administration).  Image online, courtesy Library of Congress.  LOC Reproduction Number LC-USF33-001172-M4 (8-4)

 

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