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.

When

Price

Free

Where

628 S. 16th St. Philadelphia, PA 19146
215-232-4485
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