The 'Doors' 

The 'Doors'
  • Brian Chilson
  • THE 'DOORS': Carolyne Adkins of southeast Arkansas walks away after viewing V.L. Cox's art installation "Doors" on the steps of the state Capitol Tuesday, March 24. Adkins turned and said, "I had to go through a door like that before," referring to the "Colored Only" door in the installation. "When I was 6 years old, my family went to Lake Village State Park and there was a clean nice-looking water fountain that said "White Only" and a dirty algae-covered fountain that said "Colored Only." Then on the bathrooms, there was a clean well-kept bathroom with a door that said "Whites Only" and a messy bathroom where it didn't look like they emptied the trash that had a sign that said "Colored Only." My cousins were visiting and they were crying and asking why it was like that, because they had never seen anything like that before."


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