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Home > Books, History, Quotes, Reading > What I’m Reading: Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters – First in a series – “…Funtown is closed to colored children…”

What I’m Reading: Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters – First in a series – “…Funtown is closed to colored children…”

September 19th, 2019

“When you suddenly find your tongue twisted and your speech stammering as you seek to explain to your six-year-old daughter why she can’t go to the public amusement park that has just been advertised on television, and see tears welling up in her eyes when she is told that Funtown is closed to colored children . . . then you will understand why we find it difficult to wait. —Martin Luther King, Jr.,“

Letter from Birmingham Jail” (1963)

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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