23 January 2015

Within my lifetime

North  Carolina, 1950.

Photo credit Elliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos / Agentur Focus, via Spiegel Online.


  1. As a child, I thought it meant that the water had colour added. Little did I know...

  2. Had never seen this kind of thing until we visited my grandfather in Florida in 1960. My mother took a photo of my dad drinking from a water fountain labeled "colored." We are all white. They thought it was "backward" and funny. A few years later I was marching for Civil Rights for blacks.

  3. People forget it wasn't all that long ago.


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