Shearer family and guests including composer Harry T Burleigh (far right) enjoying Oak Bluffs town beach circa 1920. (Photograph courtesy of The Inn at Shearer Cottage, Martha's Vineyard).

CT - Barriers to the beach: access to coastal New England past and present

As summer heats up, people across New England are flocking to the beach. But there’s been a long battle in CT, for access to the shoreline. This week on Disrupted, we look back at an episode about the history of exclusion on the Long Island sound. And we hear from descendants of the historically Black communities of Oak Bluffs, MA and Sag Harbor, NY.


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This episode originally aired on June 21st, 2021.

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