Multimedia installation 'Ghost Pools' memorializes East Point's segregated history
The City of East Point used to have two thriving public pools — the Spring Avenue and the Randall Street pool. During segregation, the white families swam at the Spring Avenue pool and the Black families swam at the Randall Street one. After Civil Rights laws demanded integration, the two pools closed and were filled with dirt and concrete.
In this interview, “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes speaks with Palmer about the installations and the history behind them.
Hannah Palmer’s “Ghost Pools” installations are at Spring Avenue Park and JD Milner Park through Labor Day. More information is available here.