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Protest demonstration. Mrs. Bowen Jackson and Bayard Rustin with others protesting Ford's Theatre Jim Crow admission policy.
Subject:Business, Baltimore Theatre, Theater, African American history, Paul Henderson, Photographs, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Civil rights, Women's History, Baltimore (Md.), Street scenes
Creator:Henderson, Paul, 1899-1988
Description:Street scene. Protest demonstration. Mrs. Bowen Jackson and Bayard Rustin with others protesting Ford's Theatre Jim Crow admission policy. Bayrd Ruston, second from left. Shows protestors with NAACP signs. 314-320 West Fayette Street, Baltimore. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), circa September 1948. Afro-American newspaper, October 29, 1949: "Hit by Jim Crow in Md. As Well as N.C. Bayard Rustin, who spent 22 days on the North Carolina chain gang for refusal to obey the jim crow travel laws, is shown as he joined the NAACP picket line at Ford's Theatre, last week, in protest of its policy of segregation. This is the fourth season of the NAACP's picketing in Baltimore. Shown left to right, are Mrs. Bowen Jackson and Mr. Rustin."
Date of Original:ca. 1948
Collection:Paul Henderson Photograph Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Special Collections Department
Type/Size:Negative, 4 x 5 inch (10.16 x 12.7 cm)
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