Troy Posted August 21, 2018 Report Share Posted August 21, 2018 While I was at the Mississippi Book Festival, I attended a panel of booksellers. One of the panelists ran a bookstore in what he described as a resort town in Florida, so I looked it up and saw that it was not far out of my way back home. The store, Sundog Books, is located in Seaside, Florida which is in the middle of the Florida panhandle. It is a fine bookstore. The beach in Seaside was the nicest beach I'd ever seen in the continental US -- the entire area was pristine. The water varied in color from deep blue to light green. The sand was cool and fine, almost like power -- simply beautiful. Seaside, FL was also almost exclusively white. I saw one other Black man who was older than I, with a white woman. I did not see any Black women. I was not made to feel uncomfortable, I'm sure a lone negro posted no immediate threat -- though I was asked more than once where I was from, but it is a resort town and not an unusual question. I could not help but think, man these folks have really kept this place all to themselves. There is no place that Black people can go to that is nearly as nice and be surrounded by other Black folks. Martha's Vineyard comes to mind, but the beaches there are terrible in comparison. There is a mural that tells the whole story: 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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