Historic Images of African-American Life During the Depression

Black History Month, Farm Security Administration
Marion Post Wolcott / FSA / OWI / Library of Congress

A man uses the 'Colored' entrance to a movie theater in Belzoni, Mississippi. Most public facilities were segregated by race in the former Confederate states of the south under Jim Crow laws enacted after the Civil War and throughout the first half of the 20th century. These laws were eventually overruled by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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