Sign from a segregated bus station in Birmingham, Alabama
- This bus station waiting room sign, circa 1957, is from the Birmingham AL, Greyhound Bus Station. It is a standard train or bus station sign from a southern state prior to 1964 restricting the seating of non-white passengers. The sign consists of a piece of plywood painted white with black stenciled text that reads: [ WAITING ROOM / (INTERSTATE AND WHITE INTRASTATE PASSENGERS) ]. The lower right hand corner of the sign has been splintered off.
- Data Source
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
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- Credit Line
- Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA in honor of Dr. James Farmer
- plywood and paint
- 7 3/8 x 74 7/8 x 1/2 in. (18.7 x 190.2 x 1.3 cm)
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