Penn Press Podcasts

Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 7: Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters



Victoria W. Wolcott, Associate Professor of History at the University at Buffalo, SUNY and author of Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: The Struggle over Segregated Recreation in America, discusses an overlooked aspect of twentieth-century public accommodations controversies. Wolcott tells how African Americans and their allies fought to integrate parks and playlands across the United States, often in the face of violence and intimidation.