Email us for help
POOL: A Social History of Segregation. The POOL project aims to encourage a meaningful dialogue on social justice and the history of segregated swimming in America.
HERE: The Fairmount Water Works, 640 Waterworks Drive,Philadelphia, PA 19130
WHEN: September 3, 2021 - August 30, 2022
HOURS: Thursdays–Sundays, 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
ADMISSION: Admission is free
The story of water is a story of civil inequity, and access to clean, safe, drinking, bathing and swimming water continues to be challenged today. POOL aims to bring this history to light so that the next generation will continue for push for positive change.
Background: The National Historic Landmark Fairmount Water Works will host a multi-disciplinary museum exhibition exploring the history of segregated swimming in America, and sharing Red Cross water safety messaging.
Dr. Angela K. Beale-Tawfeeq is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the Health/Physical Education, Teacher Education (HPETE) Program,at Rowan University.
Brannon Johnson, a Philadelphia native and current resident, is the head coach and owner of BLJ Community Rowing, one of the most diverse community rowing programs in the Philadelphia metro area.