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Home > Books, History, Quotes, Reading > What I’m Reading: Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters – 23 in a series – “…forced bathers to wear badges authorizing them to use either the black or white areas on the beach.”

What I’m Reading: Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters – 23 in a series – “…forced bathers to wear badges authorizing them to use either the black or white areas on the beach.”

October 21st, 2019

“The growing radicalism of the 1930s, embodied by the FOL, sensitized African Americans to the similarities between European fascists’ racial theories and the justifications for segregation in the United States. Particularly chilling was a 1938 ordinance passed in Long Branch, New Jersey, that forced bathers to wear badges authorizing them to use either the black or white areas on the beach.”

From Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: The Struggle over Segregated Recreation in America by Victoria W. Wolcott

Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: The Struggle over Segregated Recreation in America by Victoria W. Wolcott

 

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