A black man entering a movie theatre's 'col
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A black man entering a movie theatre's 'coloured' entrance, Misouri, October 1939. Photograph taken by Marion Post Walcott (b 1910) when working for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) as part of Roosevelt's New Deal. The FSA produced some of the most remarkable social documentary photographs of the 20th century in their attempt to produce an encyclopaedic record of American life between 1935 and 1944, employing such photographers as Dorothea Lange, Jack Delano and Ben Shahn.