Protest Against Segregation at Rocky Springs Amuseument Park, 1948
The owners of this once famous amuseument park were taken to court for barring African Americans from using the park's pool and bathhouse.
Backstory and Context
Owners of the Rocky Springs Amuseument Park, John and James Figari, denied Edward A. Hudson and M.W. Richardson Jr. access to the park’s swimming pool in the summer of 1948. The farther-son duo were taken to court, where the judges ruled that the Equal Rights Act of 1939 (or Act of Assembly) included pools within the confines of an amuseument park.
The Rocky Springs Amuseument Park has many of its rides and buildings still in place in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Though most of them are deserted, the area has been turned into a bed and breakfast and can be visited today.