Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Chicken Bone Beach

For years, African Americans vacationing in Atlantic City were relegated to the beach at Missouri Avenue and the popular fare for the summer was fried chicken, which earned the section the nickname of "Chicken Bone Beach." It became the destination for icons like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other celebrities-along with casual vacationers-to unwind during the summers of the Civil Rights era. Photographs by John W. Mosely, curated by the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection.

Chicken Bone Beach
  • A photo in the Chicken Bone Beach exhibit. Photo via Facebook
Art Sanctuary
628 S. 16th St. Philadelphia, PA 19146
For years, African Americans vacationing in Atlantic City were relegated to the beach at Missouri Avenue and the popular fare for the summer was fried chicken, which earned the section the nickname of “Chicken Bone Beach.” It became the destination for icons like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other celebrities—along with casual vacationers—to unwind during the summers of the Civil Rights era. Photographs by John W. Mosely, curated by the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection.
Tickets: Free
Location and Nearby Information
Nearby Venues
  • Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts
  • Fiso
  • Philadelphia Clef Club of the Performing Arts
  • St. Rita Cascia
  • Grass
Nearby Restaurants
  • Govinda's Gourmet Vegetarian
  • Phoebe's Bar-B-Q
  • Balkan Express
  • La.va Cafe
  • Mae Molly's
Where:
628 S. 16th St. Philadelphia, PA 19146
215-232-4485
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