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Desegregation in Austin

Five Decades of Social Change: A Timeline

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Citywide playgrounds are integrated quietly and smoothly during the summer season. For the first time, Rosewood Recreation District (the African American district) participates in all citywide events. Black and white players compete together in baseball tournaments. [AF-Segregation-Public Schools-S1700 (2)-1960s; The Austin Statesman, “Integration of City’s Playgrounds Smooth,” September 24, 1963]