|"White Ladies Only" restroom (1940)|
"White Ladies Only" Restroom
Location: This particular "white ladies only" restroom was located at the bus station in Durham, North Carolina, USA. But racially segregated ladies rooms existed throughout the southern United States, and in some northern locations as well.
Opened: Trend towards "officially" race segregated public facilities such as restrooms began in 1876 with the Jim Crow laws. These laws mandated racial segregation in all public facilities within the former confederate states.
Closed: Jim Crow laws were finally overruled by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
|Lexington County, South Carolina|