The Dance Hall


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The Dance Hall

The large dance hall at Euclid Beach regularly hosted big band acts who entertained crowds of dancing youths. African-Americans, however, were not permitted on the dance floor. This led to several altercations during the summer of 1946, when interracial groups of youths deliberately tried to gain entry to the dance hall in direct violation of the park's segregationist policies.The youths were roughly handled by the park police and ejected from the park.

Image Courtesy of Cleveland State University. Michael Schwartz Library. Division of Special Collections. Cleveland Press Collection.


This file appears in: Euclid Beach Park Riot