Atlantic City: How Missouri Avenue Beach Came to Be Known As “Chicken Bone Beach”

2 Posted by - June 4, 2019 - ENTERTAINMENT, LATEST POSTS

Chicken Bone Beach, more formally known as Missouri Avenue Beach in New Jersey, was established because hotels did not want blacks to mingle with white tourists. African Americans were socially restricted to use the Missouri Avenue Beach Area. The beach was not far from the Northside, the city’s black neighborhood, where from the 1920s to the 1960s the Kentucky Avenue nightclubs created a lively scene that featured nationally known black entertainers, musicians and comedians.

Black visitors endured discrimination of all types, including food choices. Out-of-town visitors often took a lot of food to the beach. Since fried chicken did not spoil in the heat and bones were regularly found during cleanup, the locals gave the area a nickname, “Chicken Bone Beach.” The beach was constantly full with people, just as it is today. People visited by the busloads to spend time them, as they were drawn by the entertainment, the then-illegal gambling, as well as just walking along the boardwalk.

Famous people such as “Moms” Mabley, Martin Luther King Jr., and Sammy Davis Jr., often visited and were restricted as well. Black lifeguards kept to the “restricted” area and were not allowed to help anyone outside the area. It was estimated that as many as 5,000 swimmers were assisted by the patrol of six lifeguards, headed by the first Black captain, William “Rube” Albouy, from 1947 to 1955. There were white lifeguards who were “punished” in the 1960s by being assigned to Chicken Bone Beach; however, many of them enjoyed their assignment. Chicken Bone Beach remained a black-only beach until the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964.

ml

source:

http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=36900

http://www.shorenewstoday.com/downbeach/chicken-bone-beach-concerts-tell-atlantic-city-story-with-jazz/article_8289668a-316d-11e5-a4a6-43f3126c0f26.html

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/chicken-bone-beach-atlantic-city-new-jersey-1900

1 Comment

  • Reshia Minggia June 10, 2019 - 4:47 pm Reply

    Brown family bench is hiring 1808-2400. We NEED those who need to love God & who want to live & work with God in Goodland’s MS &TX. NEED humans who need pure love in 1-5 human senses.. -Rdminggia@ yahoo.com. That is the ONLY way for Non exploitation 1608-2400
    ….
    1819- June 10 2019 sexual assault on both me and SHaka Abdul Ear Drum and Human software violations….. …” same indifference “2 dieses on the public bus claiming the assaults while we were sleeping……I do not know who they are …..

    ..

    I was jailed from 4 yrs. Old until 4th grade to keep record of those who use me and others as Human phones USA diseases holes destroyed the records ledgers and won’t stop sending junk to violate me and my family
    ..Please help the military use the ear drum to usher entities in El Paso and Van Horn TX who Are not able to verbally acknowledge who belongs in El pso or Van Horn TX (Gods worker Bees King Jordan’s family, the West Minister, Aaron and Arron’s rod, those represented in 19 cent store pricing) please m
    .Make them leave Godlans until 2936 or longer
    29 cent store pricing in people on the bus today …..
    Innocence garden for US gov permanent pay for building weaving and insuring family associations and viable neighborhood for and with God from US gov contracts, SSI, TaNF, Food stamps, state fed or local gov PA, military pa, SSA pay SSDI pay etc…..
    Joseph G Vitte is ready and anxious to live as a family…v tech electronics al pine electronics and watermelon Arizona green tea urban legend may not have gotten paid yet
    1200s-2019 in store bar codes
    1893-2019 free lease on POS
    1972-1999 free lease on tablet phones and sonograms
    1972-1999 free lease on lap tops and desk top computers and the innocence gardens for specific families
    T mobile stores are mine and made to hold true Facebooks for public consensus of truth NEED true USA history

    Downtown Library Pin Numbers human phones born 1956 and 1914

    Tim Lopez 1970s-2019 and Armando Solsteis both working sanctuaries at Downtown Public library

    We talked with in passing Ralph Bel tran, William and Troy Meyers 1970s-2019 Invites to Family associaons……………………
    …………
    Memory altering assault on other clients by female librarian…” I just dog sirened you here do you have anything to say to me…
    ……..
    Signature time date stamps today
    Armando ajurduios signature admission signed twice working at Tacos Du Cu cu
    …….
    Body function assult from Kaytlyn Bal working at subway restaurant
    ……
    Gabriella Dominguez time dates stamp working at Supreme Laundry
    …..
    Manuel Garcia gave me a sandwich and a white chocolate Twix bas with store bar code I lost
    ……
    Jose G working at an auto Shop 915-873-0728, 915-355-2983…signature time date stamps holding bank records
    …..
    Marti Gee a subway employee giving me a visual illusion and HAD NO interest in the 1200s-2019 GEE family innocence gardens and Reshai Minggia
    ….
    Mary Holguin working at pronto insurance 915-599-9881, She said she did not know city employee Zak Holguin…3rd person with last name Holguin to sing my papers June and may El paso TX.
    …..
    Vanessa Montoya working at La Gorbuena restaurant
    …..
    Shaka and I spoke with Jose Perez earlier working on ledgers corrections and turn arounds book bags of rose colored men and wrongful hospital and jail 1608-2400.
    ….
    Jaime Perez …..J Perez 1 @ yahoo at Marcios restaurant with hand made in lays in the table made for family associaons of Truth and love with the West Minister ( Is poke with 3 other people who are affected by Him …)
    ……
    Ericka Reyes signature admission working at pawn shop near north loop El Paso TX
    …..
    Juan vallilia on the bus gave me a verbal admission and agreed to see me at the library one day soon
    ..
    Shaka and I met Jugo today June 10 2019
    Ray is holding set of trump ear drum and human software faith contracts 1970-2019

  • Leave a reply