“Shall a Coloured Man Drink in a White Man’s bar?”

Jacob Francis fought discrimination by suing two bar owners for refusing to serve him. While he was not successful against the first barkeeper in April 1860, in July 1862 he achieved a favorable outcome against the second barkeeper. The magistrate ruled that any barkeeper refusing service to Black men would not be given a license or would be find five pounds sterling and their licence would not be renewed.