African American Visitors to Shenandoah National Park
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.
SubjectSegregation in Shenandoah National Park
National Park Service Website, Shenandoah National Park
Melanie Tenorio, “African American Visitors to Shenandoah National Park,” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed April 1, 2023, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/105.