Roller skating has become increasingly popular since the coronavirus pandemic. But African American skaters have been gracefully gliding around LA and cities nationwide for decades. They developed unique dance styles and new music scenes despite segregation and discrimination. New skaters are learning about the history they’re now a part of.
The legacy and resurgence of African American roller skate culture
From this Episode:
Learn to roller skate and connect to an African American legacy
Terrance Brown is the first one to arrive at a vacant parking lot near the beach, across from the Santa Barbara City College football stadium.