Sign used for segregating transportation terminal seating area

Created by
Unidentified
Medium
whitewash and paint on wood
Dimensions
H x W: 8 1/4 x 36 3/16 x 7/8 in. (21 x 91.9 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. The board is missing a piece at the bottom. The lettering is hand painted, in dark blue paint with the words: [PINE BLUFF] on the first line. The second line has lettering that has been broken off on the lower half. The words mostly likely are: [SECTION]. There are eye screws on the top 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
2011.117.11.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Tools and Equipment
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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