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What I’m Reading: Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters – 26 in a series – “Violent white resistance to black incursions in amusement parks…”

October 25th, 2019

“Violent white resistance to black incursions in amusement parks, swimming pools, and roller-skating rinks also continued during and after World War II. Despite black resistance, commercial leisure spaces had become deeply racialized over the course of the first half of the twentieth century”

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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