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There is just something that I love so much about this picture, especially now that it’s been colorized. Discrimination was still rampant across the country at this time, and there were places (mainly in the South) where black and white children being together was actually illegal under Jim Crow laws.
But here, you see the innocence of children, and why it’s proof that no one is born racist. A white child and a black child join hands together and laugh, with the only thing on their minds being a desire to get as close to the sprinkler as possible in order to stay cool on this hot day.
Race didn’t matter to these children. But, unfortunately, it mattered to so many other people in the United States in 1946.
The girl in red on the left hand side. Her staring at the camera like that while the rest dance, it’s like she knows.
"The last time I was in New York I destroyed … Harlem."