"Talking about the civil rights movement, I don't think things will ever get to the point of "equal rights" where it will be equal...I still get paid five-fifty an hour after all these years. And I feel sometimes if a white person had this job, the person would get paid more than me. Just because the color of their skin." One of the profiles in Holding On that I found interesting was Geneva Tisdale. She had worked as a glass washer for many years. She was told to come to work in civilian clothes because she was going to be one of the first to be served food. This helped spark the movement of segregation in the Woolworth's restaurant. I can't imagine going through this time period and having to put up with such inequality. This shows us how our culture changed and how it continues to change, hopefully for the better.
The blog of the link I found discusses the Jim Crow Laws. It also talks about Diana Ross and how she was affected by the separation in restaurants like where Geneva Tisdale worked.The blacks were treated poorly and given scraps or old food at restaurants. The blogger continues to write about how the interviews and stories from the employees and customers can't capitulate the conditions from the Jim Crow Laws.