Old Cast Iron License Plate Topper. Topper is in good used shape for its age.
Measures 11 ¼long and 4 3/8 tall. His vision was to create a beach resort as a benefit for company executives and as an incentive for employees. In the era of Jim Crow segregation laws, few public places in Florida or the rest of the South were open to African Americans. From the Depression until well into the 1960's, American Beach served as a holiday and vacation destination for thousands of African Americans, and was a magnet for black celebrities such as entertainers Cab Calloway and Ray Charles, heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis and writer Zora Neale Hurston. But in 1964, the area began to decline.
Hurricane Dora destroyed much of the beach, and passage of the Civil Rights Act meant that blacks were, finally, no longer restricted to segregated beaches and the businesses that catered to them. Great for both black Americana and license plate collectors. I will post as much as possible in-between my search for a job (out of work). Thank you for your understanding. Again, thank you for your understanding.
The item "Negro Ocean Playground American Beach Florida Car Auto License Plate Topper Old" is in sale since Monday, April 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Automobilia\License Plate Frames". The seller is "super_fuely" and is located in Mountain Home, Arkansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.