Rose began profit sharing to her barmaids in lieu of a union. She couldn't get them to unionize, so she introduced other ideas. This gave her fiercely loyal staff. Anytime a barmaid would ban a customer that was that. Rose would back the employee 100 percent. Her feisty attitude and way she managed her bar gave her obedient customers and the nickname "Crazy Rose".
|Bars are usually the community center and lifeblood of small towns.|
I grew up in Alabama and used to drive past the 16th street church in Birmingham nearly every day. I decided to do my research on the theme of racism in pursuit of the American Dream. Many black musicians, activists, preachers, all walks of life fought hard simply to have a fraction of what white individuals take for granted. Even disadvantaged, it shows amazing grit and spirit to do what you love when the entire world seems against you. I got my bitter dose of reality from a Calisphere online exhibit.
It is sad that this nonsense still continues today.