Steve Bosustow traveled to New Orleans to promote the premiere of UPA’s 1001 Arabian Knights. He spoke at Tulane University, which in 1959 had no African American students – ironic, considering UPA’s earlier work like Brotherhood of Man.
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Movie theaters for African American audiences were of second-run status. This was mandatory–not an option.
Studies of the Max Fleischer Studio’s years in Miami make note of the city’s strong ethnic segregation. For example, most of the staff lived in exclusive parts of the city.
Many theaters across the country, especially in the South, refused to admit African Americans. This month we take a look at how segregation shaped the cartoon-viewing experience in a typical southern city.