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Remembering Beaches as Battlegrounds for Civil Rights

Remembering Beaches as Battlegrounds for Civil Rights

CityLab - Linda Poon

In 1960, black protesters in Biloxi, Mississippi, were attacked while demanding equal access to public beaches. Now the remaining activists are working to preserve the history of the “wade-ins” that opened the space to everyone. Clemon Jimerson still remembers his first time on the beach in Biloxi, …

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