Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs: Recreational Segregation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Widespread debate and dissent over the notion of racial integration in public amusement parks extended to swimming pools, and was a struggle not limited to major Northern cities. Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a middle-sized city, struggled with segregation in amusement parks, swimming pools, and non-integrated neighborhoods both before and after the 1954 landmark Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education. This deep-seated debate over integrated amusement facilities sparked county, state, and national court cases whose influence traced arguments for and against desegregation in Lancaster and across the country.
Franklin and Marshall College Archives, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2006
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