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Sign from segregated Nashville bus number 351

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Catalog Data:
Manufactured by:
Unidentified
Medium:
paint on paper on metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7 5/16 × 19 7/16 × 3/16 in. (18.6 × 49.4 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
signs
Place used:
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1950
Caption:
In 1960, students planned, coordinated and implemented protests against segregation in public facilities by orchestrating bus boycotts, picket lines and sit-ins. The protests forced the City of Nashville to integrate later that year, but sit-ins and demonstrations continued well into the 1960s in order to ensure compliance. Residue on the surface shows that the sign remained in place, pasted over by a different one.
Description:
A metal bus sign with a stenciled black paint in black that reads: [THIS PART OF BUS FOR / COLORED RACE].
Topic:
African American
American South
Segregation
Transportation
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.3
Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture