I'm on Diane Saxon's blog today talking about barbershops and a bit of history I incorporated into Role Reversal (His Dark Master, Book 1). I try for historical accuracy in my romances. Even after the Civil War most jobs were closed to African Americans. However, there was still a chance for them to be successful...if they got lucky.
You can read my post here: http://dianesaxon.blogspot.com/2015/01/role-reversal-his-dakr-master-1-shiloh.html
Did you know a haircut and a shave could be an erotic experience? It is when Andrew is the barber!