What I’m Reading: Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters – 20 in a series – “…segregated pools inscribed racial lines legitimated by the federal government.”

 

“In Ironton, Ohio, for example, WPA funds built a swimming pool at the local high school that blacks could use for only four hours on Thursdays.79 Like the segregated public housing built during the New Deal, segregated pools inscribed racial lines legitimated by the federal government. Black citizens responded to government-sanctioned segregation with a rising tide of anger and protest.”

 

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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