Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Celebrating Black History Month: Black Inland Resorts in Michigan during the Jim Crow Era

02/10/2014  9:30 am to 11:00 am

Room 4240 The Theater in the Student Commons

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Dr. Ben C. Wilson will provide a presentation on "Black Inland Resorts in Michigan during the Jim Crow Era".

In Jim Crow America, blacks were made to use different restrooms, water fountains, restaurants and hotels from whites. They were citizens as well as consumers. Discrimination against black travelers meant that vacationing was a fundamentally different experience for them than it was for white families in cold war America.