When music legend Otis Redding was starting his career in Macon, in the heart of Georgia, the South’s notorious segregation laws often kept black and white industry people apart. In the late 1950s, Redding got his break in a music contest at the city’s Douglass Theatre, an African-American only venue. Redding’s white manager, Phil Walden, used to sit outside the theatre listening on his car radio to broadcasts of acts performing live on stage close by, but separated by the colour of their skin.