Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A relic of Jim Crow









I found this abandoned theatre in downtown Rosenberg. While I was shooting these pictures a black woman came up to me and asked if I got any good shots. She told me she used to come to this theatre when she was a kid. I guess this around the late 1950s, maybe the early 1960s. She told me that the black people sat in the upstairs portion while the white people sat on the first floor. Segregation was still the law of the land at this time.

5 comments:

JLee said...

very cool. I love those old buildings and you don't see too many around here.

Margaret said...

Are you back to blogging?

Lee Ann said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Have a wonderful 2008!
~xo
Lee Ann

Anonymous said...

Very cool theatre, i shot a couple old retro theatres last year inside the loop as well.

http://isthishouston.com/2007/08/27/retro-theatres/

ISIAH CAREY said...

I love old history like that. I can recall when I was growing up in Baton Rouge and there was a black theatre and the name was....The Lincoln Theatre. You could go in on a Sunday spend $1 and watch blaxploitation movies all day. I loved it...History is just that History. However, we should never forget it or we're destined to make the same mistakes again...Great Pictures!

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