Longview, TX — Marva Stanford held a glass as she stood beside a table with two pitchers of water, one marked for whites and the other, “colored.”
It was Thursday night, in the year 2012.
Stanford drained her glass, which she had filled from another table where punch was waiting for anyone attending the Black History Month Exhibit at the Gregg County Historical Museum.
The black artist, whose handmade dolls posed nearby, barely pondered which pitcher she would have drank had she needed to choose.
“Oh, I would just go and drink,” she said, ignoring the sign which was found in the museum’s holdings. “Yeah, we’ve come a long way, but we’ve still got some ways to go.”
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