June 26, 1947: ‘White’ or ‘Negro?’ LAPD Holds Sentinel Columnist for Having Two Driver’s Licenses

June 26, 1947, L.A. Sentinel
June 26, 1947: Los Angeles Sentinel columnist Edward Robinson takes a trip to the University Station after LAPD officers discover that he is carrying two driver’s licenses. One identifies him as “white” and the other identifies him as “Negro.”

With all the digging I have done in old Los Angeles newspapers, I have never come across anything like this.

June 26, 1947, L.A. Sentinel

Advertisements

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
This entry was posted in 1947, African Americans, Columnists and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to June 26, 1947: ‘White’ or ‘Negro?’ LAPD Holds Sentinel Columnist for Having Two Driver’s Licenses

  1. So many questions! How did he get the two licenses, and what specific law does it break to list different races? Maybe he was both.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.