Segregated Waiting Room at Bus Station
Original Author: Esther Bubley
Created: September 1943
Medium: Photograph

Segregated Waiting Room at Bus Station

This photograph, taken in September 1943, shows a sign at a bus station in Rome, Georgia, that directs African American travelers to a "colored" waiting room. Jim Crow laws in the South mandated segregated public transportation. Photojournalist Esther Bubley took photographs of a Greyhound bus trip from Louisville, Kentucky, to Memphis, Tennessee, in the autumn of 1943. This image is part of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress.