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              "THE BLACK PEARL"

A History:

Atlantic Beach, South Carolina 


Originally known as "The Black Pearl", Atlantic Beach was one of The busiest places on the Southeast coast for Blacks during the 40' s, 50' s, 60's, to mid 70's. Titled as the "Black Beach", a beach for black folks only. Atlantic Beach was the only beach where Blacks were allowed for a social outlet from the state of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, to Georgia, due to racial segregation. In 1966, a State Charter was issued, making Atlantic Beach the first and only black owned oceanfront town.

INTEGRATION

Integration brought about two enormous changes into the history of Atlantic Beach. It gave Blacks the freedom, or right to enter, explore and enjoy all the beaches along the Southeast coast. While this was a positive change, Atlantic Beach had no way of knowing the adverse affects she would later suffer, (the loss of the Black Family and their dollars), to an arena far more competitive than she.

TODAY

Today Atlantic Beach remains the only Black owned beach in the nation. “Wow”, what a culturally rich history! Nestled between Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, a remote tourist resort area that has grown by leaps and bounds, attracting some (14) million tourist each summer. Atlantic Beach Still struggles to exist, and awaits the return of the African American Family. The family She rolled out the red carpet for, when Blacks were forbidden to enter other beaches. Abandoned by her own, Atlantic Beach shall rise again in spite of all that has happened through the years.

VISIT

Visit Atlantic Beach, again it has a rich and valuable history that shall never be forgotten, truly “A Black Pearl”. The properties are Black owned and operated. Business consists of motels, hotels, gifts shops, restaurants, night clubs, golf shops, and pawn shops. Commercial properties are 50% undeveloped. For this reason we are encouraging Black Investors to own a piece of the pearl.

VACATION


Plan your next vacation in Atlantic beach, SC (The Black Pearl).


Mayor, Charlene Taylor - invites you to be her guest.






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins

 

AFRICAN AMERICA IS AT WAR

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICA

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

AMERICA'S RACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED AMERICAN POLICE FORCES TO WAGE A RACE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

THE BLACK RACE IS AT WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR:  THE APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEAR WORLD WAR ON AFRICA AND THE BLACK RACE

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Myrtle Beach Bike Week®

Atlantic Beach Bike Festival :   A.K.A  Black Bike Week
This City Event is Every Memorial Day Weekend

Atlantic Beach SC

Atlantic Beach is a small Resort Town in Horry County, South Carolina.

Located just south of North Myrtle Beach, Atlantic Beach was established around 1934 as an oceanfront community for African Americans. Nicknamed “The Black Pearl” it was one of the most popular resorts on the East Coast for African Americans during the years of segregation. Atlantic Beach was incorporated in 1966.

Atlantic Beach Bike Festival / Black Bike Week is the largest Black Bike Festivalbringing every Memorial Day Weekend hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts travel to the Grand Strand of South Carolina.   If you love bikes and the people who ride them, you cannot miss this event.

The event occurs in the City of Atlantic Beach and around The Grand Strand areaand attractions include parties, concerts, pool parties, contests, bikes, and the ladies.

The festival inside Atlantic Beach can be described as a Bike Week / Family Affair, with people of all ages coming to walk the streets of the town, admire each other’s motorcycles, eat at vendors’ booths and spend money on souvenirs. Atlantic Beach residents look forward to the festival in their town.

The Carolina Knight Riders and other motorcycle clubs came to Atlantic Beach in 1980 to help start the event in Atlantic Beach.

Be Mindful of Local Laws
To name a few very Important ones:
1) Legal drinking age is 21.
2) No open containers of alcoholic beverages in vehicles or public areas.
3) Motorcycle operators and passengers under 21 must wear an approved helmet under SC law.
The helmet law the city of mb passed has been OVERTURNED by the SC Supreme Court. 
4) Speeding and seat belt laws are strictly enforced.
5) The Noise Ordinance is still in effect.
6) No littering.

 

Vendors should contact the city of Atlantic Beach SC, for vending opportunities at this event


Atlantic Beach, Town Hall
717 30th Avenue S.
Atlantic Beach SC  29582

Phone — 843-663-2284
Fax  –  843-663-0601

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