Picket Line, August 1946


This file appears in: Euclid Beach Park Riot
Picket Line, August 1946

The trouble at Euclid Beach during the summer of 1946 started on the night of July 27.   That evening, an interracial group of youths were refused entry to the dancing pavilion and, upon protest, ejected from the park. Groups picketed in front of the park the following week. 'We went to Normandy Beach together, what's the matter with Euclid Beach' and 'Hitler and Humphrey believe in super race,' read two of the signs. Some of the picketers wore their military uniforms as they walked back and forth in front of the park's main gates.

This photo appeared on the front page of the Cleveland Call and Post, Cleveland's weekly African-American weekly newspaper.

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


This file appears in: Euclid Beach Park Riot