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FAIR PICKETS - 1
Negro children from all points in the state
he whirly-dandies at the State- Midway
It's Achievement Day at the Fair, when negrc
walk into the fair free of charge. But the
five gate exhorted today, by marchingT
turn away and not patronize the fair becaus
don't have equal rights. Handbills are dob
'~ high school students but they are generally
crowds at the
ed out by
and the attendance at the fair today marched on up to
the 100-thousand mark.
The marching pickets claim that
negro children are not allowed to enjoy the rides on the
midway except on this one day of the fair. Also, that
no negro is served at any of the fair's eating places
sunless he eats standing up.
The signs read: "They'll
integrate your money, but segregate your counters" --
and asked for a little more respect. The picketing was
to be kept up through the high school football game
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Fair pickets], item, October 17, 1960; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc936092/m1/1/: accessed January 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.