21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
The Paper Bag Test

On tour of the Hotel Metropolitan in Paducah, Kentucky, historically a safe place to stay for African Americans passing through as entertainers, athletes, or simply passing through, our host told us about the paper bag test. In order to attend school, one had to be as light as a paper bag.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Paducah, Kentucky, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6i
Copyright: © Alison Rose Munn