Sign used for segregating transportation terminal seating area

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Created by
Unidentified
Medium
whitewash and paint on wood
Dimensions
H x W: 13 1/4 x 36 x 7/8 in. (33.7 x 91.4 x 2.2 cm)
Type
signs
Place used
Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Date
before 1950
Description
A hand painted wood segregation sign. The sign is painted with a whitewash background which has thinned with age. In large 3-1/2 inch hand painted lettering, in dark blue paint, the piece reads: [COLORED SECTION.] The board retains two pencil lines used to guide the lettering. The back has only the whitewash, now with a slight green hue from age. There are eye screws on the top and bottom of the sign.
Topic
African American
American South
Segregation
Transportation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.117.11.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Tools and Equipment
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

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