Glen Echo Picket: 1960
After quick victories in Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia desegregating lunch counters, the student activists of the local Non-Violent Action Group (NAG) moved on to Maryland.

Maryland proved more difficult and Glen Echo Amusement Park became an ongoing battle where the protesters used pickets, civil disobedience, courts, and political pressure to end segregation at the facility.

The park owners who had vowed to continue their Jim Crow policies bowed to the pressure and announced they would open the park to all prior their Spring 1961 opening.

For a behind the scenes look at the leader of the Non-Violent Action Group, Laurence Henry, see washingtonspark.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/contradictions-i...
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