The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

when mama tells dad that the people in Birmingham are friendlier then they are in Flint , dad laughs and says ,"oh yeah ,they're a laugh a minute down there. Lets see , where was that 'colored only ' bathroom downtown?" what does dad mean by this ? what i

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Dad is referring to the fact that Birmingham still adhered to segregation. Blacks were not allowed to use the same restrooms as whites.


The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963