Ah, mid-century livin'. If it was anything like Mad Men, then people were spiking their morning coffees with whiskey, chain smoking, cooking everything with pounds of butter, and generally not looking out for their own health, safety or well-being. So it makes perfect sense that during that time it was perfectly acceptable for children to run rampant on city fire escapes.
Flashback: Mid-Century Child Safety
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Natelegé Whaley and Naima Moore Turner started organizing Double Dutch outings not just for nostalgic fun, but also to create space for Black people in a rapidly gentrifying borough.
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