Colored Fountain

Title

Colored Fountain

Description

Drinking fountain on the county courthouse lawn, Halifax, North Carolina, photographed by John Vachon, 1914-1975.

Students may notice an African American boy about middle school age, the "colored" sign indicating that only colored people can use the fountain, and the building looks like an important public building.

Source

Farm Security Administration Collection, created 1938. Library Division: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture/ Photographs and Prints Division.

Date

1938

Files

Citation

"Colored Fountain," in Teaching with Laurel Grove School, Item #62, http://chnm.gmu.edu/laurelgrove/items/show/62 (accessed September 3, 2014).