New York Times article featuring Jeff Wiltse: ‘Swimming Wasn’t For Us’

UM professor of history Jeff Wiltse was featured in an article by Campbell Robertson for the New York Times, “‘Swimming Wasn’t For Us’” about the nation’s first black-owned swimming club. The Nile Swim Club opened in 1959 making it the first swimming club where the black communities in Philadelphia could swim. Wiltse’s book, “Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America,” is referenced to explain the segregated history of pools in Philadelphia and how the legacy of segregation lives on to the present in certain ways. Read the article here.