Monday, October 22, 2018

Along 66, September 2018: Black Experience on 66 and a New Oklahoma Travel Guide

SEPTEMBER 21--  There is a new Oklahoma Route 66 guide put out by the state tourism department.  It highlights more than 120 state attractions along the road.

I thought the old one was very good myself, but look forward to seeing a new one.

SEPTEMBER 22--  A new marker in Bloomington, Illinois, tells of the city's parks being segregated.against Blacks during the Jim Crow era.  This took place at Miller Park.  Negroes had very bad conditions where they were able to go.

A part of Route 66's history that needs to be told.  It was a great road for Whites, but not so great for Blacks.


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