Welcome to the fourth series of the “We Exist”
exhibit. In this section we have digitized photographs of surrounding the theme of African American leisure activities in Maine. The photos are wide-ranging and represent Black residents in Maine, and African Americans across the United States, coming to Maine and participating in various leisure activities. We will see African Americans engaged in leisure activities at various waterfront stops; both inside and outside of the water, participating in shopping activities at different stores in Maine, and generally celebrating with their families. These leisure activities are a result of church group get-a-ways or family vacations. There is even evidence of large gatherings of African American families in at events organized by Black fraternal orders. Many of the waterfront locations are identifiable as being along the Mid-coast. Many of the photos are of Pemaquid Point and Boothbay Harbor.
To view the photos and related data individually, you can click on the image. The individual photo entry page will provide a photo title, photo description, and the Collection that the photo is attached to. Additional keywords attached to the photo and exhibit are searchable by typing the search terms into the search bar in the upper left of the page.
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