Swimming while black: the legacy of segregated public pools lives on

By Rose Hackman | The Guardian

Last summer, as temperatures soared to the high 90s in Alabama, Terrell Goodson’s 10-year-old daughter only had one request.

“Dad, can you please teach me how to swim?”

Goodson’s answer to his daughter broke his heart. It was no. “I told her I don’t know how to swim myself.”

This summer, the pleas have started again.

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