Pages Tagged With: "Segregated Beaches"

Strawberry Landing

Strawberry Landing is on the ancestral homeland of the Nanticoke people. The beach is located along Miller Creek on the west side of Assawoman Bay in southern Sussex County. This was the segregated beach informally designated for Black people, while nearby Mulberry Landing was for white people only. Charles Laws remembers it as a community […]




Jason’s Beach

Jason’s Beach is located on the ancestral homeland of the Nanticoke people. It is located along the southeastern perimeter of Trap Pond in southwest Sussex County. It is the only inland beach in the digital exhibit on Delaware beaches frequented by Black people during the Jim Crow era of the United States in Delaware. The […]




Bowers Beach

Bowers Beach is located along the west coast of the Delaware Bay between St. Jones River to the north and the Murderkill River to the south in Kent County. It is the ancestral homeland of the Lenni-Lenape people. We know very little about the leisure activities at Bowers Beach during the early twentieth century and […]




Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach is on the ancestral land of the Nanticoke people. It is located along the Atlantic coast of Delaware between Indian River Bay and Miller Creek in Sussex County. Bethany Beach was established as a church campsite for the white European members of the Disciples of Christ, located in the Washington, DC area and […]




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