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Going to the Show

Royal - Ad - boxing films, racial policy

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Title Royal - Ad - boxing films, racial policy
Date 7/15/1936
Item Type Newspaper (advertisement)
Publication Wilmington Star
Description Ad for film of Schmeling-Louis fight pictures "all seats for white patrons" The fight had occurred at Yankee Stadium on June 19, 1936, Schmeling won with a knockdown in the 12th round. Ad suggests that blacks may have been admitted to other pictures, but not to this one.
Associated Venues Royal
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Repository Reaves Collection
Courtesy New Hanover Public Library