When: March 15, 1961
Where: Augusta, Georgia, United States of America
When it was announced that Bell Auditorium in Augusta, Georgia, would be segregating Ray Charles’s show, Charles immediately cancelled his appearance. This came after a refusal to include Augusta in his tour for “What’d I Say” and while he did pay the fine for breach of contract, he refused to play another show in Augusta, Georgia until after it was fully desegregated.
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