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“And We Went: 60 Years After the Baton Rouge Swim-In” at Baton Rouge Gallery

July 5

In July of 1963, over three dozen Black activists held a “swim-in” at the then-segregated City Park Pool, where BREC’s City-Brooks Community Park sits today. Five were arrested for the act of protest—including Reverend Betty Claiborne, who simply stated “…and we went” regarding the impactful act. Drawing the title from her words, Baton Rouge Gallery has partnered with Dialogue on Race Louisiana and the Parks & Recreation Commission of East Baton Rouge (BREC) to open an exhibition about the swim-in, which influenced a number of court decisions calling for integration. batonrougegallery.org.

1442 City Park Ave
Baton Rouge


July 5