Sign for Lewis Mountain Negro Area, Shenandoah National Park
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.
Precise date unknown, but most likely between 1935 - 1939
SubjectSegregation in Shenandoah National Park
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
Melanie Tenorio, “Sign for Lewis Mountain Negro Area, Shenandoah National Park,” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed April 1, 2023, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/102.