Fighting for Beach Access in Connecticut; Historic Black Summer Enclaves Of Sag Harbor, Martha's Vineyard
As summer heats up, people across New England flock to the beach. But there’s been a long battle in Connecticut for access to the shoreline. This week on Disrupted, we learn about the history of exclusion on Long Island Sound. And we hear from descendants of the historically Black communities of Oak Bluffs and Sag Harbor.
- Andrew Kahrl: Professor of African-American Studies and History at The Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia and author of Free the Beaches: The Story of Ned Coll and the Battle for America's Most Exclusive Shoreline
- Lee Jackson Van Allen: Innkeeper at The Inn at Shearer Cottage in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.
- Erica Stanley-Dottin: 3rd generation resident of the Azurest Neighborhood in Sag Harbor.
Disrupted is produced by James Szkobel-Wolff, Zshekinah Collier, and Catie Talarski. Our interns are Maisy Carvalho and Kelly Langevin.