Archives to host Rosedale Beach program Feb. 2

January 27, 2019

In the pre-integration era of the 20th century, there were very few places for people of color to go for entertainment and hotel accommodations.

Because of this, Rosedale Beach near Millsboro was a destination point for many people along the East Coast.

Tamara Jubilee-Shaw will present a program about the history of the Rosedale Beach Hotel and Resort at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Delaware Public Archives. This recreation and entertainment destination featured a hotel, boardwalk, dance hall, picnic and beach area, campground and amusement park. Well-known artists such as Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder performed at the resort.

Jubilee-Shaw received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the last class of Delaware State College, now Delaware State University, where she served as editor in chief of the Hornet Newspaper. She earned a master’s degree in media studies and video film production from the New School for Social Research in New York. Jubilee-Shaw has conducted extensive research in several areas of study including Diseases and Epidemics in Early America, Early African American Recording Artists, African American History in Early New York City and the history of the Rosedale Beach Hotel and Resort. She is currently employed as a corporations specialist with the State of Delaware Division of Corporations in Dover.

The program is free to the public and will last approximately one hour. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Tom Summers, 302-744-5047 or email

The Delaware Public Archives is one of the oldest public archives programs in the United States. DPA serves the citizens of Delaware by identifying, collecting and preserving public records of enduring historical and evidential value; ensuring access to public records for present and future generations; and advising and educating interested parties in the creation, management, use and preservation of public records.

The address is 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North in Dover. For more information, go to



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