Discriminatory Language of the 1940’s

Shown are two archival 1947 magazine ads for The Cromwell and The Pancoast Hotels. These ads referred to “Selected Clientele”and “Carefully Restricted Clientele”, and offering “Congenial Companionship”. These catchphrases all appeared on colorful brochures advertising Miami Beach Hotels back in the 1930’s and the 1940’s. Sadly, they were code at the time for no Black […]

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