Tuesday, 11 December 2012

old juke joints

In those not so far away days of segregation in the United States, you would often have to go down to the 'other side of the tracks' to find  a Juke Joint with some rocking (or bluesy) music to get on down and cut a rug to.  Luckily the American government sent out people to document the places, and there are some fine photographs of the old Joints still preserved. These are from a series called 'General Stores and Juke Joints: FSA Photographs in Color, 1942-1945' and more information about the series (and more photos) can be found here.  Times were hard for some people (let's face it, mainly the blacks) back in the day.

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