Stanley Theatre Manager Held on $300 Bail

Title

Stanley Theatre Manager Held on $300 Bail

Subject

Stanley Theater, William Lafferty, I. Maximilian Martin Jr., George Evans Jr., N.A.A.C.P., Stanton Theater Company, Philadelphia, 16th Street, Market Street

Description

I. Maximilian Martin Jr. brought suit against the theatre manager for the Stanley Theatre in Philadelphia on the corner of 16th Street and Market Street. Martin Jr. had the manager arrested and held in jail for forcing Martin Jr, and George Evans Jr. to sit in the gallery. Eventually the N.A.A.C.P.'s involvement in the case pushed the Stanton Theatre Company to desegregate all their Philadelphia theatres.

Creator

Philadelphia Tribune

Source

Philadelphia Tribune

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 452 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Fall 2014

Date

April 20, 1933

Contributor

John Hashagen, Kelsee Noden

Rights

Used by permission of the Philadelphia Tribune Company, Inc. All rights reserved. The Philadelphia Tribune, with 130 years of continuous publication, is the oldest newspaper in the United States serving the African-American community.

Format

JPG

Type

Newspaper Article

Original Format

Paper

Files

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Citation

Philadelphia Tribune, “Stanley Theatre Manager Held on $300 Bail,” Goin' North, accessed November 29, 2022, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/382.