Next Museum Lecture Focuses on the History of Maryland’s Segregated Beaches

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Carr’s Beach, Annapolis, MD c. 1940s. Used with permission from the Lakeland Community Heritage Project. This photo appears in their book, Lakeland: African Americans in College Park. Please do not use without permission from the LCHP.

Join us Tuesday, July 15th at 7:30pm, for the next Museum lecture, a film screening and panel discussion exploring the history of Maryland’s segregated beaches. In their heyday, Carr’s and Sparrow’s Beaches, in the Annapolis area, hosted the likes of Louis Armstrong, James Brown and many, many others. We’ll screen, “Music to Our Ears: The Sounds of the African American Experience at Carr’s and Sparrow’s Beaches,” and welcome several members of the Lakeland Community Heritage Project (LCHP), who remember going to the beaches, for a panel discussion. Also learn about a fun beach day event that the LCHP is planning in August. This photo is used courtesy of the LCHP and is one of the many photos in their book, Lakeland: African American in College Park.  For more online information about the beaches, click here and here.  Lectures are sponsored by the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum, are free and open to the public and are held in the Greenbelt Community Center, Room 201, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt Maryland. Many, many thanks to Mary Corbin Sies for her help in planning this lecture.

The Lakeland Community Heritage Project is inviting neighbors along the Route One Corridor to join them for a Route One Corridor Heritage Celebration: A Beach Day 2014. The event will take place Saturday, August 23, 2014, 12 noon to 3pm at Sandy Point State Park, 1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21409. The LCHP has reserved a picnic shelter. Ask at the park entrance for the Lakeland group and they will direct you. For more information, please contact the LCHP.

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