Swimming Not Allowed: Teaching about Segregated Public Beaches and Pools
segregation, integration, racism, civil rights, public beaches, public pools
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Introducing students to the segregated history of America's public beaches and pools can provide teachers with a novel approach to the study of racism in U.S. history. While most students are aware of segregation in housing, schools, and theaters, many are surprised to learn about the segregated history of America's public waters. This article provides a brief history of America's segregated public beaches and pools using Florida as a case study, offers pedagogic strategies, and presents resources that are helpful for teaching about this important period in U.S. history.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
The Social Studies, v. 103, issue 6, p. 252-259
Scholar Commons Citation
Cruz, Bárbara C.; Berson, Mich J.; and Falls, Donald, "Swimming Not Allowed: Teaching about Segregated Public Beaches and Pools" (2012). Social Science Education Faculty Publications. 77.