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  •  But they would make exceptions if (5+ / 0-)

    They thought it would REALLY lose them business.

    Many musicians, big names, insisted that the black members be treated well, or they would go somewhere else and tell their friends and fans to as well.

    Sometimes they also insisted that black fans be admitted as well, even if they were restricted to certain sections.

    When they think its going to lose them a lot, they change their minds.

    My bet is that this guy in Annapolis had been looking for a way to get out of the wedding business, and this was a way and make some noise at the same time. 50k isn't a lot of revenue, and likely is a real hassle for that money. Brides can be a real pain, historical tours a lot less so.

    •  In the old days, (2+ / 0-)
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      gizmo59, gffish

      Frank Sinatra supposedly refused to frequent Las Vegas casinos that wouldn't let Sammy Davis Jr. in (as a gambler or as a hotel guest). In the 1950s, Las Vegas was very segregated (which is ironic because some of the casinos were run by Italian-American mafia bosses and Italians suffered discrimination forty years before).

      “If you misspell some words, it’s not plagiarism.” – Some Writer

      by Dbug on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 09:00:14 PM PST

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