Segregated Sands: Delaware's Beaches During the Jim Crow Era

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Saturday, December 2, 2023

Dive into history online with this virtual presentation of Zwaanendael Museum’s online exhibit “Segregated Sands." 

The exhibit confronts the reality of segregation head-on: Beach-going was no exception to the state-sanctioned segregation laws of the twentieth century. Many of the beaches discussed in this digital exhibit were either designated locations for Black beach-goers to visit anytime they desired or had a specific day or days scheduled when they could visit the beach. This day(s) was often called "Colored Day" or "Negro Day" to indicate it was the day in which people classified as Black, Indigenous, Negro, colored, or any other name associated with a person of color during the era could visit the otherwise "whites-only" beach for a day of fun in the sun.





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