How black land became white sand: The racial erosion of the U.S. coasts

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In 1910, African Americans owned over 15 million acres in the former slave-holding states, much of it along the coasts. Few of them reaped the bounty as those lands were transformed into beach town…

OUR COMMON GROUND Omnibus‘s insight:

In 1910, less than 50 years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans owned over 15 million acres in the former slave-holding states. Much of that black-owned property was on the coasts, the geographic margins of the nation, which at the time were some of the most undesirable areas for living or leisure.

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