[Pavilion scene, Carr's Beach, July, 1956. Many young people dancing] [black and white photoprint]
WANN Radio Station (Annapolis, Maryland)
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 8" x 10"
Carr's Beach (Annapolis, Md.)
During the 50s and early 60s, Anne Arundel County was still segregated and the beaches for [African Americans] were Carr's Beach and Sparrow's Beach in Annapolis, and the beach communities of Highland Beach, Arundel-On-The-Bay, and Columbia Beach in the county. Carr's Beach was the most famous of the beaches and was affectionately called "The Beach". During the week "The Beach" was a place for day camp, church picnics, etc. But on the week-ends especially Sunday afternoons, Carr's Beach had the unique distinction of being a major stop on the "Chitlin Circuit". (Quoted from http://www.carrsbeach.com/.)
Picture taken July, 1956.
WANN Radio Station Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History