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Museum After Dark: Free the Beaches!

August 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Andrew Kahrl, author of Free the Beaches, discusses his book on the story of our separate and unequal America in the making, and one man’s fight against it. Discover how anti-poverty activist and one-time presidential candidate Ned Coll of Connecticut began a campaign to open some of America’s most exclusive beaches to minorities and the urban poor. During the long, hot summers of the late 1960’s and 1970’s, he gathered together determined African American mothers and children and challenged the…