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Children's airplane ride

Children's airplane ride.
June 1, 1952
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NAACP member protesting segregation at the State Fair. Blacks first began organized protests of segregation at the fair in 1955.
ca. 1961
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Protest at the Fair
Twins contest

"Negro Achievement Day" at the State Fair of Texas featured a twins contest each year, and these identically-dressed siblings were the winners for 1949.
1949
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"Hit the Trigger and Duck the Nigger" dunking booth at the fair.
ca. 1946
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Hit the Trigger and Duck the Nigger
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