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'Negro Going in Colored Entrance of Movie House, Belzoni, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi,' October 1939.
In 1939 blacks and whites even had separate entrances and seating sections in movie houses

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Plessy v. Ferguson
May 18, 1896

African American legislator Benjamin W. Arnett described a train ride in segregated Ohio in 1886: "I have traveled in this free country for 20 hours without anything to eat; not because I had no money to pay for it, but because I was colored. Other passengers of a lighter hue had breakfast, dinner and supper. In traveling we are thrown in [cars for blacks only], denied the privilege of buying a berth in the sleeping coach." How did this inequality by law finally change?
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