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All-black beach was here - 1900 thru early 1950s.


All-black beach was here - 1900 thru early 1950s.

African Americans were given this beach to segregate them from whites during the first half of the 20th Century. There is quite a bit about it on the Web, and in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/7/15 at p. D2, is an article about an exhibit called Jet Black, Brown and Tan at the Arts Garage in Philadelphia that addresses the beach's history. On the Web I saw that blacks were given the area in front of Boardwalk Hall because there was no hotel nearby, and that there is a historic marker at Missouri Avenue, http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=36900. There is a Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation.


Location: Chicken Bone Beach , 2301 Boardwalk , Missouri Ave. and Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 08104, United States
Listing Category: African American History, Beaches, History, No Longer There, Plaques, Markers (real ones)
Virtual / Real: Virtual
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //woodmereartmuseum.org/experience/exhibitions/john-mosley-photographs/. The order of photos in the stack seems to change every time you go through it.
Date : 2016-12-05

Name : Francis Chmielewski
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : There is a new pictorial history called Chicken Bone Beach by Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks. See the Phila. Inquirer, 11-16-18, at p. B2. The book contains a a rare photo of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this beach.
Date : 2018-11-19

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