Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact: Jenny Kottler / 410 295-0104
What: 2013 Winter Lecture Series -- Castles in the Sand: The Story of Maryland's
African American Beaches
When: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.; Registration begins at 6:30 p.m.
Admission: In advance: $12.50/Museum members; $17.50/Non-members;
At the door: $20
Where: Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street,Annapolis, MD 21403
More info: www.amaritime.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 25, 2013
Castles Made of Sand: The Story of Maryland's African American Beaches
Scores of African American beach resorts, amusement parks, and country clubs dotted the landscape of mid-20th century in Maryland. By the early 1970s, most were gone.
Award-winning historian Andrew W. Kahrl will tell the remarkable story of the black entrepreneurs and urban kingpins who invested in coastal real estate; the pleasure-seekers who flocked to the Chesapeake shore, in the era of segregation; and the forces that led to the demise of these venues in the years after the fall of Jim Crow. The talk is the fourth in the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s Winter Lecture Series on Thursday, February, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Kahrl is assistant professor of history at Marquette University and author of The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South (Harvard University Press, 2012). He is a specialist in the history of beaches, coastal real estate development, and African-American land ownership in 20th-century America.
Tickets can be purchased in advance until February 6, online at www.amaritime.org for $17.50 for non-members and $12.50 for members. Tickets at the door are $20.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and commemorating the maritime heritage of Annapolis, the Chesapeake Bay and its neighboring waters. The Museum partners with community groups, government entities, and other like-minded organizations to deliver high-quality educational initiatives and programs on subjects ranging from history and culture to the environment and good stewardship practices.
For more information about the Museum: www.amaritime.org