Pages Tagged With: "New Castle Beaches"

Augustine Beach

Augustine Beach is located on the ancestral homeland of the Lenni-Lenape people. It is located in northern Delaware along the west bank of the Delaware River, south of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, in New Castle County. This land was granted to Augustine Herman, a surveyor who journeyed to Virginia and Maryland, creating a map […]

Beach-Going In Jim Crow Era (1877 – 1964)

Segregated Sands: Beach-Going in Jim Crow Era Delaware

Image: August 15, 1900 announcement in the Smyrna Times about the “Colored Day” at Woodland Beach. 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 […]