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Description:

African American campers enjoy Lewis Mountain campground, Shenandoah National Park. Lewis Mountain was a segregated campground for African Americans that operated from 1937-1941, closed during WWII and reopened in 1945. Lewis Mountain and the rest of the Park's facilities were finally desegregated by 1950


Date:

circa 1939 - 1950

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, “African American Campground Lewis Mountain, Shenandoah National Park,” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed September 20, 2019, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/106.
Visitors to Lewis Mountain.jpg