Black Footprints on White Sand at the Zwaanendael Museum

January 18th, 2020 - 2:00 pm

“Black Footprints on White Sand,” by Chase Jackson, Program and Grants Manager at the Bayshore Center at BiValve, NJ, home of New Jersey’s tall ship, A. J. Meerwald.  Held in celebration of the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, Jackson’s presentation will explore beaches and resorts that African Americans could visit without fear of discrimination or violence during the segregation era. One such destination in Delaware was the Rosedale Beach Hotel and Resort in Millsboro which was run by, and for, people of color. During its heyday, the resort presented some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century including Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder, among many others.  

Chase Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina which she parlayed into a 30-plus-year career in non-profit administration. She is also an accomplished storyteller, producer, director, actor and blues vocalist. In addition to managing its office, she handles all of the Bayshore Center’s publicity, promotion and special event/program coordination.

2pm

Zwaanendael Museum
102 Kings Hwy. 
645-1148 
www.history.Delaware.gov

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