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Joe Louis on Chicken Bone Beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey

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@ Temple University

Mosley, John W

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Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis (sitting center) socializing with friends on Chicken Bone Beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Chicken Bone Beach was the segregated section for African Americans on Atlantic City's beach area. Between 1900 and the early 1950s, African Americans were socially restricted to use the Missouri Avenue Beach Area. Since many vacationing Black families arrived with chicken-laden hampers, the strip became affectionately named “Chicken Bone Beach.”

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Temple University

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PA Digital