Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior
Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior. Ickes ordered the desegregation of facilities at Shenandoah National Park. Local park officials and Virginia Senator Byrd resisted his efforts. The Park's facilities would not be completely desegregated until 1950.
SubjectSegregation in Shenandoah National Park
ContributorPhoto by Maurice Constant.
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