Sign for the Booker T. Motel

Image for Sign for the Booker T. Motel
Created by
Booker T. Motel, American
Medium
paint on metal, wood
Dimensions
H x W: 15 1/2 x 23 3/4 in. (39.4 x 60.3 cm)
Type
signs
Place depicted
Humboldt, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1950
Description
A red and white painted metal motel sign inside a plain wooden frame. The sign reads: [Booker T. Motel COLORED Humboldt, Tenn.]. The Booker T. Motel was a segregated motel.
Topic
African American
American South
Recreation
Segregation
Travel
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.46.31
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
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