You Can’t Stop The Beat

Three black women, clad in gold sequins and high, tight coiffures, welcome a rotund white woman to the 1960s in doo-wop and shuffling tap steps. A young black teen rescues a young white girl from her bed, where her mother has tied her up for partying on the wrong side of town. Two voluminous-haired women struggle over a placard, pulling with all their might to win ownership of it. Integration now, it reads.

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