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Description:

Lewis Mountain Negro Area, Shenandoah National Park. Shenandoah National Park opened in 1935 as one of the first National Parks in the American South and following local custom, was segregated. The decision to segregate the park's facilities was controversial. The park remained segregated until 1950.


Date:

Precise date unknown, but most likely between 1935 - 1939

Creator:

Melanie Tenorio

Subject

Segregation in Shenandoah National Park

Contributor

None recorded.

Format

None recorded.

Source:

Shenandoah National Park “Lewis Mountain and Other Segregated Facilities 1939-1950” Photo Gallery. https://www.nps.gov/media/photo/gallery.htm?id=20B61590-155D-451F-6786CFBCF8DF232B

Rights

None recorded.

Citation

Melanie Tenorio, “Sign for Lewis Mountain Negro Area, Shenandoah National Park,” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed September 20, 2019, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/102.
Lewis Mountain Negro Area.jpg