TIL Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin; this device made it possible for textile mills to use the type of cotton most easily grown in the South. Cotton replaced tobacco as the South’s main cash crop and slavery became profitable again.
Although African-Americans were allowed to go to theatres, they were still segregated and had to sit in their own zones, which were often not as big and were not as well kept as that of the white people.
Until the signs like these were common markers of legally enforced laws of racial segregation in America. Racial segregation in the United States as a general term, included physical separation and provision of separate facilities, services, and op