Interview with Gussie Nesbitt
QUESTION 34
INTERVIEWER:

OK, TELL YOU WHAT, IF YOU CAN UH, ANSWER IT TOWARD ME, CUZ THE MIC IS OVER HERE. SO, UM… YEAH. UM, WHAT WAS IT LIKE FOR BLACK FOLKS? [laughter] DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN.

Gussie Nesbitt:

Well, we couldn't go in the restrooms. And if you went to a cafe, we'd have—if we wanted anything to eat, they would hand it to you out at the back door. And… and, like you was a dog, and you couldn't go in the… in the rest… in the restaurant. And you couldn't go in the rest rooms. Some places had separate rest rooms and some didn't. And if you wanted to go in a… if you wanted to go, you'd just have to hold whatever you had until you got to another… another place that you could go to the restroom.