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Negro man entering movie theatre by 'colored' entrance

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Creator:Wolcott, Marion Post, 1910-1990
Title:Negro man entering movie theatre by 'colored' entrance

Black-and-white photograph of an African American man ascending stairs to enter a movie theater through the entrance designated for African American patrons. A large soda advertisement is painted on the building above the staircase, and a poster advertising the movie to be shown is posted at the base of the stairs.

Exhibited: African-American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, Library of Congress, 1998.

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Local identification number: Reproduction number: LC-USF33-03067-M3 (8-3) (b&w film neg.); (digital file from original negative)

Types:Black-and-white photographs | StillImage
Subjects:African Americans--Segregation--Mississippi--Belzoni | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi--Belzoni | African American men--Mississippi--Belzoni | Discrimination in public accommodations--Mississippi--Belzoni | Race discrimination--Mississippi--Belzoni | Civil rights--United States | Motion picture theaters--Mississippi--Belzoni | Film posters--Mississippi--Belzoni | Advertising--Mississippi--Belzoni | Dr. Pepper Co. | United States, Mississippi, Belzoni | United States, Mississippi, Humphreys County
Collection:African American Odyssey
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division
Original Material:

Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection;

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Persistent Link to Item:http://crdl.usg.edu/id:loc_afamodyssey_0803001r
Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/odyssey/archive/08/0803001r.jpg