But for fifty years, public swimming pools were almost universally off-limits to African-Americans.
It's the hottest day of the year, there's no such thing as air conditioning, and you are forbidden from seeking relief in a swimming pool.
Segregation began in the 1920s, when pools began to admit men and women together. Concerned about...well, I don't know what, and I doubt that they did either...city officials decided to admit white people only.
You couldn't even swim in the ocean. In 1963, some civil rights activists resisted the "white-only ocean" policy of St. Augustine, Florida, and were assaulted by white beachgoers.
But notice the white kids keeping their distance on the second day of pool integration in Omaha in 1963.