The Colfax Theater S/S

The Colfax Theater S/S


Between its opening in 1928 and demolition in 1991, The Colfax Theater was a cultural hive for downtown South Bend.

But not unlike many establishments of the day, black residents’ freedom to engage in the Colfax’s cultural life was limited, with one man describing his experience sitting in the far-up buzzard’s roost as “hardly worth a person’s time.”

Today, we deliver our portrait of The Colfax Theater and ask: will the shaping of our city’s culture be reserved to a select few, while the rest find it “hardly worth a person’s time”? Or will our culture be a mirror—reflecting the capacious range of talent, experience, and heritage inhabiting our neighborhoods?

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This screen-printed tee depicts the historic and since demolished theater facade on the back, and two chest marks on the front, one bearing the marquee text, and the other reading “Colfax.”

• 5-color screen printing
• Unisex, Fine jersey
• Made in USA, sweatshop-free
• 4.3 oz/yd2
• 30/1 100% combed ring-spun cotton

Made in USA by seamstresses earning an average up to $18 an hour and no less than $12, plus benefits and overtime.

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