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Greenville, Texas, welcome sign

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Creator:Kennedy, Stetson
Creator:Southern Labor Archives
Title:Greenville, Texas, welcome sign

Large banner over Lee Street in downtown Greenville, Texas. Text on sign: "Greenville Welcome, The Blackest Land, The Whitest People." Text on reverse: "'Deep in the Heart of Texas.' In the South, the self-constituted 'aristocracy' embraces all whites, excludes all Negroes. This sign over Greenville, Texas, says 'The Blackest Land--The Whitest People.'" Stetson Kennedy (1916-2011), writer and civil rights activist, collected these photographs during the course of his career fighting for equality throughout the Southern United States.

Local identification number: L1979-37_041

Types:photographic prints | StillImage
Subjects:Kennedy, Stetson | Race discrimination | African Americans--Segregation | Business districts | Signs (Notices) | United States, Texas, Greenville, 33.1384488, -96.1108066
Collection:Stetson Kennedy Papers
Institution:Georgia State University Special Collections
Contributors:Georgia State University. Special Collections
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Stetson Kennedy papers, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library

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Cite as: L1979-37_041, Stetson Kennedy Papers, L1979-37, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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