Ever Hear of the Civil Rights Act of 1875?
By Bryan Caplan
The Act guaranteed that everyone, regardless of race, color, or
previous condition of servitude, was entitled to the same treatment in
“public accommodations” (i.e. inns, public conveyances on land or
water, theaters, and other places of public amusement).
If found guilty, the lawbreaker could face a penalty anywhere from $500 to $1,000 and/or 30 days to 1 year in prison.