“Colored Only” 1945

As Americans fought for democracy overseas, African Americans faced rampant discrimination at home. Segregation was legally enforced in Southern States, as evidenced by the sign on this shack in Belle Glade, Florida. The “Double V” campaign invigorated civil rights activists to fight against segregation and increased calls to end inequality.

National Archives, Records of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture

“Colored Only”