Colored Admission, 10¢

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An African-American man going up to the “colored entrance” of a movie theater on a Saturday afternoon in Belzoni, Mississippi. Photo taken in October of 1939. Colored sections of movie theatres were usually in a theatre’s balcony, as were colored sections of 19th-century churches.

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2 responses to “Colored Admission, 10¢

  1. I wonder how much white admittance was. A lot more, I hope, because white people could generally afford a lot more. As long as you have inequity, you might as well try to combat it with inequity in another area for those who are being favored, seems to me.

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