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Trainman Signals from a "Jim Crow" Coach
Original Author: Gordon Parks
Created: January 1943
Medium: Photograph

Trainman Signals from a Jim Crow” Coach”””

A train conductor in Saint Augustine, Florida, signals from a coach and indicates the location of the "Jim Crow" section of the train where African American passengers were required to sit. This image, made by the African American photographer Gordon Parks in January 1943, is part of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress.

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