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StoryCorps Tampa Bay: A Historic Beach Trip

Nov 10, 2014

Betty Harden (right) and her cousin, Gregory Porter
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Gregory Porter brought his cousin Betty Harden to the StoryCorps Booth at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg to share her story.

Betty became a part of St. Pete history one June day in 1958 when she and her friends went swimming at Spa Beach, a place long protected by law as being for whites only.

Music:
“Blues Walk" -  Lou Donaldson

This week's StoryCorps Tampa Bay was produced by Marc Haze.

StoryCorps Tampa Bay airs every Monday on WUSF 89.7 at 8:35 a.m. during Morning Edition and at 5:44 p.m. during All Things Considered.