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Historically African American Leisure Destinations Around Washington, D.C.

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9781540202802
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From the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, African Americans in the Washington, D.C. area sought leisure destinations where they could relax without the burden of racial oppression. Local picnic parks such as Eureka and Madre's were accessible by streetcars. Black-owned steamboats ferried passengers seeking sun and sand to places like Collingwood Beach, and African American families settled into quiet beach-side communities along the Western Shore of Maryland. Author and public historian Patsy M. Fletcher reveals the history behind Washington's forgotten era of African American leisure.

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Author:
Patsy Mose Fletcher
ISBN10:
1540202801
Pages:
194
Publisher:
History Press Library Editions
Publication Date:
December 7, 2015
Binding:
Hardcover