Wednesday, October 3, 2007
The barbershop doubles as an informational hub where you can find information about all the happenings in the community. It is like a separate society with its own formalities and laws.
"You had to be tough to be a barber because your place was the center of business for a certain element in the community. Gamblers, number runners, and all sorts of other private businessmen met in the barbershop. The barbershop was like a social club. And any social club had to have order to run smoothly."(180)
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