Lecture: Watermelon Hill
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Date/Time:
July 14, 2013 @ 2:00PM
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Event Sponsors: Kamsas City Public Library

In the 1950s and ‘60s, Kansas City was a heavily segregated town. African-Americans were limited even in which city facilities they could use. For instance, black citizens were permitted to have picnics at just one spot in the city’s parks system: at Shelter No. 5 in Swope Park, widely known as “Watermelon Hill.”

Local historian Joelouis Mattox discusses this era in the city’s racial past.

For more information and to RSVP: http://www.kclibrary.org/event/watermelon-hill