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    Segregated America

    17 Photos, taken between 1937 — 1943.

    1. 1939, Waco, Texas. Exclusively sponsored by Coca-Cola.

    Russell Lee / Via loc.gov

    2. 1939, South Carolina.

    Marion Post Wolcott / Via loc.gov

    3. 1940, Durham, North Carolina.

    Jack Delano / Via loc.gov

    4. 1940, Durham North Carolina.

    Jack Delano / Via loc.gov

    5. 1943, somewhere between Louisville and Nashville.

    Esther Bubley / Via loc.gov

    6. 1943, Baltimore, Maryland.

    Arthur Siegel / Via loc.gov

    7. 1938, Lancaster, Ohio.

    Ben Shahn / Via loc.gov

    8. 1938, Manchester, Georgia.

    John Vachon / Via loc.gov

    9. 1939, Memphis, Tennessee. A Wonder Bread ad, SMH.

    Marion Post Wolcott / Via loc.gov

    10. 1943, Memphis, Tennessee.

    Esther Bubley / Via loc.gov

    11. 1937, Memphis, Tennessee.

    Dorothea Lange / Via loc.gov

    12. 1939, Belzoni, Mississippi.

    Marion Post Wolcott / Via loc.gov

    13. 1937, Leland, Mississippi.

    Dorothea Lange / Via loc.gov

    14. 1939, Oklahoma City.

    Russell Lee / Via loc.gov

    15. 1941, Birney, Montana.

    Marion Post Wolcott / Via loc.gov

    16. 1938, Halifax, North Carolina.

    John Vachon / Via loc.gov

    17. 1939, Belle Glade, Florida.

    Marion Post Wolcott / Via loc.gov

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