Answers so many questions… too many even; the old man really got around. Oral history of Hon. George E. MacKinnon:
MACKINNON: This girl’s name was Mary Kay Johnson and her pimp was Bobby Banner. To give you a good idea of what a white slave case is, she was the most popular girl in North High School and one of the most beautiful. Graduation night, along with several other people in a crowd, they went to a Black and Tan place and were dancing.
Q: What’s black and tan?
MACKINNON: That’s a colored place. That’s what they used to call it in those days. While she’s there dancing, on the sidelines, here’s this Bobby Banner, a nice tall, slender, slick-haired moderately colored individual, trying to cut in, and Mary’s date wouldn’t let him.
They left the party about 1:00 or 2:00. When she got home, she found that Banner had picked up her name from someone in her crowd and about 2:30 a.m. she received a telephone call from Banner to go out with her. She turned him down cold, and she turned him down for three solid weeks. He called her every day, not once but many times.
Finally, she agreed to a date and in two weeks time, he had her on the train for Fort Dodge, Iowa to work as a prostitute for him in a house of prostitution. That’s the way the white slave traffic worked.
Oral History Project
The Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit