Historic film details days at the beach for African-Americans

Carr's Beach was popular destination for African-Americans

October 12, 2011|By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun

A 70-year-old film that captures annual summertime excursions to Carr's Beach in Annapolis will debut at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Walbrook Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 2302 W. North Ave. The original footage, found on E-Bay and made into a DVD, shows employees of a city insurance company spending a day at the only beach open to African-Americans in the era of segregation. Organizers are asking seniors who have memories of the beach, which was a popular resort that drew well known black entertainers, to help them identify those pictured in the film.

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