In this episode, I explore roller skating — its history and the role of the rink as a cultural institution. To dive further into this topic, I am joined by Alan Bacon, a trustee at the National Museum of Roller Skating and rink owner, and Jocelyn Marie Goode, founding director of the African-American Roller-Skate Museum.
If you enjoyed this episode, below are some links worth checking out:
National Museum of Roller Skating
African-American Roller-Skate Museum
“Once Upon A Roller Skate” a narrative of roller skate history and black culture
A Tribute to West Covina’s Skate Junction