Screening of student documentary: Bay Shore Beach: The Forgotten Line in the Sand

Reception in the downstairs lobby of Templin: 6PM

Documentary Screening and Panel Talk: 6:45 PM in the MTCA

This collaborative, student-generated documentary celebrates the indelible mark that Hampton’s Bay Shore Beach, a segregated African American beach, left on the lives of those who benefitted from its existence.  The hotel and resort, operated and owned by black Americans from 1898-1970’s, was a nationally renowned vacation destination for African Americans.  Against the backdrop of segregation, Bay Shore Beach provided this respite for black Americans who were not allowed on “white only” beaches.  The documentary showcases interviews with those who vacationed at the resort as well as several who worked or entertained at the resort before it was destroyed by a hurricane and never rebuilt.