African-American Voices In Anne Arundel History | WYPR

African-American Voices In Anne Arundel History

Jul 17, 2019

African Americans responded to being denied access to whites-only beaches by establishing their own waterfront sites, like Carr's Beach, Sparrow's Beach, and Oyster Harbor.
Credit Anne Arundel County Office of Planning & Zoning

As time passes and towns grow or shrink, first-hand knowledge about important places fades away. A new virtual trail of African-American heritage in Anne Arundel County aims to halt that loss and preserve historical sites, from the past four centuries.

Jane Cox, of the county’s Office of Planning and Zoning, tells us about putting the online trail together. And Lyndra Marshall recounts how they collected oral histories from residents, including memories of segregated beaches and schools.