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Aftermath of a race riot at public swimming pool, St. Louis, Missouri, June 21, 1949

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Creator:Southern Labor Archives
Title:Aftermath of a race riot at public swimming pool, St. Louis, Missouri, June 21, 1949
Date:1949 June 21

Text on reverse: "Race riots greet swimming pool order... St. Louis, Mo... An unidentified negro victim of the racial disturbance in St. Louis Tuesday lies on the ground unconscious as police surround him to keep away the crowd. He was one of the swimmers in fairground park pool, center of the disturbance. Towel and swimming trunks are visible in his pocket... Another victim of the same mob violence lies unassisted on sidewalk." 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_073

Types:Photographic prints | StillImage
Subjects:Racism--Missouri--Saint Louis | Terrorism | Violence--Missouri--Saint Louis | Segregation--Missouri--Saint Louis | Violence | Police | 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. Special Collections
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Stetson Kennedy papers, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library

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Cite as: L1979-37_073, Stetson Kennedy Papers, L1979-37, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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