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[WANN broadcast of "The Teen-agers" at Carr's Beach, August, 1956. Black-and-white photoprint]

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Baden, Thomas R


During the 50s and early 60s, Anne Arundel County was still segregated and the beaches for [African Americans] were Carr's Beach and Sparrow's Beach in Annapolis, and the beach communities of Highland Beach, Arundel-On-The-Bay, and Columbia Beach in the county. Carr's Beach was the most famous of the beaches and was affectionately called "The Beach". During the week "The Beach" was a place for day camp, church picnics, etc. But on the week-ends especially Sunday afternoons, Carr's Beach had the unique distinction of being a major stop on the "Chitlin Circuit". (Quoted from No. ?Four teenagers singing around one microphone, and a younger teenager singing at the other microphone with a seated woman looking on. "Thomas R. Baden, Jr., Capital Hill Manor, Annapolis, MD, Telephone: 82239" stamped on the verso.WANN Radio Station Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American HistorySmithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453
Silver Gelatin On Paper1 Item, 8&Quot; X 10
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1950 1960
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