Austin’s Lions Municipal Golf Course at the Front of Desegregation

By: ralphbarrera

Oct 29 2008


Category: Photojournalism

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Focal Length:95mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

General Marshall is a retired Huston-Tillotson professor who grew up around Lions Municipal golf course as a caddie and player. Marshall remembers a caddie lounge built for the segregated players of color, but he says it was rarely used. Lions could be the first verifiable desegregated municipal course south of the Mason-Dixon Line. My colleague Kevin Robbins wrote about the history of the times in this story.

photo by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman


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