Glen Echo Park Protests

Glen Echo Park Protests

In 1960, five young African-Americans climbed aboard a carousel at Glen Echo Park in Maryland. Their goal was to desegregate the popular amusement park, and white residents in the neighborhood soon joined their campaign. A look at the...

In 1960, five young African-Americans climbed aboard a carousel at Glen Echo Park in Maryland. Their goal was to desegregate the popular amusement park, and white residents in the neighborhood soon joined their campaign. A look at the Glen Echo protests and their impact on the local civil rights movement.

Guests

Tina Clarke

African-American/Black liaison officer for Montgomery County Executive Douglas Duncan

Gwendolyn Britt

Maryland state senator and former Glen Echo protester

Esther Delaplaine

Former Bannockburn neighborhood resident and activist in the Glen Echo protests

Sam Swersky

Park Ranger, Glen Echo Park

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