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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
plywood and paint
Dimensions:
7 3/8 x 74 7/8 x 1/2 in. (18.7 x 190.2 x 1.3 cm)
Type:
signs
Place used:
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca.1957
Description:
This bus station waiting room sign, circa 1957, is from the Birmingham AL, Greyhound Bus Station. It is a standard train or bus station sign from a southern state prior to 1964 restricting the seating of non-white passengers. The sign consists of a piece of plywood painted white with black stenciled text that reads: [ WAITING ROOM / (INTERSTATE AND WHITE INTRASTATE PASSENGERS) ]. The lower right hand corner of the sign has been splintered off.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA in honor of Dr. James Farmer
Object number:
2011.130
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53463f6fe-14fa-4109-95bb-1f69ddb39588
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.130