For Coloreds Only | 1938 Image shows several African American youths hanging out around the stairs leading up to the back entrance of a segregated movie theater showing the Tarzan film, Call of the Savage. Anniston, Alabama, 1937. Peter Sekaer, Photographer.
One of my favs!! Oscar Night, Hattie Mcdaniel was the first black performer to win an Academy Award.... Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939).McDaniel was also a professional singer-songwriter, comedienne, stage actress, radio performer and television star. She was in fact the first black woman to sing on the radio in America.
Over $400,000 worth of property was destroyed. At least 40 African Americans were killed. Men, women and children were beaten, stabbed, hanged and burned. Nearly 6,000 African Americans were driven from their homes. Across the country, people were aghast at the violence. On July 28, 8,000 African Americans, primarily from Harlem, marched silently down Fifth Avenue