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Author Fletcher, Patsy Mose, author.

Title Historically African American Leisure Destinations Around Washington, D.C. / Patsy Mose Fletcher.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Arcadia Publishing Inc., [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (192 pages)
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Summary From the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, African Americans in the Washington, D.C. area sought leisure destinations where they could relax without the burden of racial oppression. Local picnic parks such as Eureka and Madre's were accessible by streetcars. Black-owned steamboats ferried passengers seeking sun and sand to places like Collingwood Beach, and African American families settled into quiet beach-side communities along the Western Shore of Maryland. Author and public historian Patsy M. Fletcher reveals the history behind Washington's forgotten era of African American leisure.
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Subject African American business enterprises -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Recreation -- Washington (D.C.) -- History.
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.) -- Social life and customs.
Amusements -- Washington (D.C.) -- History.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Fletcher, Patsy Mose. Historically African American leisure destinations around Washington, D.C. Charleston, SC : History Press, 2015. 9781467118675 (DLC)2015950736
Standard No. 9781625856258
ISBN 9781625856258 (e-pub)
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