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|Creator:||Southern Labor Archives|
|Title:||Race riot at the Fairgrounds swimming pool, St. Louis, Missouri, June 21, 1949|
|Date:||1949 June 21|
Text on reverse: "News release: NEGRO SWIMMING PERMISSION INCITES RIOT.... St. Louis, Mo. A group of white youths shown crowding around a negro who already has been attacked. Two feet are shown extended as if to kick the negro to the ground. A baseball bat belonging to one of the youths is also visible. (When Negroes attempted in 1949 to enter St. Louis' municipally-owned Fairground Park swimming pool they were kicked and beaten by mobs of white youths armed with baseball bats.)" Stetson Kennedy (1916-2011), writer and civil rights activist, collected these photographs during the course of his career fighting for equality throughout the Southern United States.
Local identification number: L1979-37_072
|Types:||Photographic prints | StillImage|
|Subjects:||Racism--Missouri--Saint Louis | Terrorism | Violence--Missouri--Saint Louis | Segregation--Missouri--Saint Louis | Violence | Race riots | Kennedy, Stetson | United States, Missouri, Saint Louis, 38.6272733, -90.1978889|
|Collection:||Stetson Kennedy Papers|
|Institution:||Georgia State University Special Collections|
|Contributors:||Georgia State University. Libraries|
Stetson Kennedy papers, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
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Cite as: L1979-37_072, Stetson Kennedy Papers, L1979-37, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.
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