White Women Washroom Sign

White Women washroom sign

Medium: Metal, enamel

Dimensions: 2 1/2 x 10 inches 

White metal sign with "White Women" written across it in blue enamel capital letters. Signs like this hung over women's restroom in the 1950-1960's and were used to segregate African American women from using the same facilities as white women.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum