Blacks of the Chesapeake's Campaign to Preserve A Local Legacy: Elktonia, Carr's, & Sparrow's Beach

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Thursday February 10

7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

Date: Thursday, February 10, 2021 
Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture 
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm

  • Hear accounts and memories about famous beach venues owned and operated by Elizabeth Carr Smith and her sister Florence Carr Sparrow during the 1930s-1970s with a focus on music, entertainment and leisure during times of segregation.

Presenter: Vince Leggett | Founder and President of the Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation

Registration Required.

  • Upon registration, you will receive two emails: one confirmation email with your receipt and the link to join the Zoom lecture and one e-ticket email.
  • If you are registering as a member, please use the coupon code provided by AMM.

Cost: $10 General Admission; FREE for AMM Members First Mate and above ($150).

This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Upon registration, you will be sent the link for the video conference to join on the evening of the lecture. If you do not receive your confirmation email after you register, please check your Spam folder, or email Tracey Neikirk at To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website. 

About the Presenter: Vince Leggett is founder and president of the Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation (BOCF), whose work brings to light the maritime history of African Americans in the Chesapeake Bay. The foundation maintains a collection of records, artifacts, genealogies, and more than 40,000 photographs representing 200 years of African American life and work in the seafood and maritime industries.