Pages Tagged With: "Sussex County Beaches"

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 […]

Small Community Beaches

Big Stone Beach, Cedar Beach, and Slaughter Beach are located on the ancestral homeland of the Lenni-Lenape people. Big Stone Beach is located on the west coast of Delaware Bay, in Kent County. Cedar Beach and Slaughter Beach are further south along the west coast of the Delaware Bay in Sussex County. They are all […]