After a 16-month renovation project, the Dubsdread Golf Course in Orlando, FL reopened today amidst controversy of this photo missing from its decor. For years the sepia-toned photograph sat on the walls of the golf course's restaurant, The Tap Room. Yet the Commissioner asked that it be removed stating that a city-owned property should not display material that could be offensive to African-Americans.
But should the "legend of Bagger Vance" be forgotten? Byron Brooks, the city's chief administrative officer, thinks that removing this photo from the walls of The Tap Room might be a way of dishonoring the black caddies and their historical role in the game of golf.
What do you think? Is this photograph racist or should it be a part of the new Dubsdread Golf Course?
Labels: african american, vintage photography