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Memorable Sands Exhibit
January 19, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 28, 2023
This small traveling exhibit at Robeson Community College captures moments in history and tells the story that many may not know or may have forgotten. The purpose of the exhibit is to highlight part of the culture and history of our east coast beaches.
“In the early to mid-1900s, beaches were segregated with white and African American beach-goers sharing the same water, but not the same sand,” the museum’s website states. “Segregation had denied ethnic groups, such as African Americans and American Indians, access to public beaches. As a result, members of these communities began to develop their own in the late 1920s.”
According to The Albemarle Museum, the exhibit hallmarks images from African American beaches in the region including Chowan Beach in Hertford County, Bias and Hargraves Beaches in Currituck County, Bogues Beach in Pasquotank County and Seaview Beach in Virginia.
The exhibit is free and open to the public on the regular school schedule.