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Description:

African American Visitors on a bus tour to Shenandoah National Park in 1950. Their sign reads "Educational Tour and Picnic to Shenandoah National Park. Even though the park was desegregated by 1950, Jim Crow segregation laws still existed outside the park. Transportation was segregated and public recreation facilities were often off limits to Black citizens. The park was a welcome escape.


Date:

1950

Creator:

Melanie Tenorio

Subject

Segregation in Shenandoah National Park

Contributor

None recorded.

Format

None recorded.

Source:

National Park Service Website, Shenandoah National Park
https://www.nps.gov/shen/learn/historyculture/segregation.htm

Rights

None recorded.

Citation

Melanie Tenorio, “African American Visitors to Shenandoah National Park,” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed September 20, 2019, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/105.
African American Bus Tour 1950.jpg