Wu Ting
How would you explain this sentence? Those dark men and their wives can’t shop here or ride the trolleys, he said, it’s against the law. Even to get lunch in a restaurant. If one of them needs to make water whilst digging the ditch on Pennsylvania Avenue, or get a drink, he has to walk two miles out Seventh Street to find a restaurant that will let him touch a glass or use the lav. How would you explain this sentence: he has to walk two miles out Seventh Street? Does it mean the dark man has to walk from Pennsylvania Avenue to Seventh Street? Thanks!
Mar 14, 2014 1:55 AM
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Yes. At the time in Washington, DC many businesses were segregated and did not serve black customers. https://www.boundless.com/u-s-history/world-war-i-1914-1919/the-american/jim-crow-laws/
March 14, 2014
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