For African-Americans in North Carolina, the hotels, restaurants and “juke joints” of Seabreeze, south of Wilmington, were their shelters in time of segregation. There they could enjoy Miss Sadie’s fritters and the swing of Count Basie.
The Lady Keeper of the Light
Charlotte Ann Mason was one of several female lighthouse keepers along the N.C. coast. As with the others, her identity remains largely in the shadows.