Sign from segregated Nashville bus number 351

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Date
ca. 1950
On View
Concourse 2, C 2053
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Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
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)
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].
Place used
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Type
signs
Topic
American South
Segregation
Transportation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2008.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5dd376555-f55b-44fd-9537-ae9c8d7f52a6
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