The beginning of the Savoy Ballroom marked a time of change during a time full of discrimination. The Savoy challenged the status quo of America, there was no segregation in the ballroom, blacks and whites were treated equally. The way the Savoy Ballroom looked at it was that Blacks and Whites entered through the same door, danced on the same floor, listened to the same music and sat across from each other at the booths, but mostly importantly everybody’s money was the same and spent the same way. With this type of ballroom being open during the heart of segregation it helped break down racial barriers along with the start of Rock and Roll.
The Savoy Ballroom was opened in 1926, and from the beginning the owner wanted the Savoy Ballroom to