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Image of MarkerNamed after William C. Jason, the second President of State College for Colored Students (now Delaware State University), Jason Beach was a recreational destination for people of color from the 1930s through the early 1970s. Along with use as a swimming area, this location situated in Trap Pond State Park was also used for a variety of entertainment and religious purposes. In 1951, Trap Pond became Delaware’s first State Park and though there was no legalized segregation in Delaware State Parks, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 eventually led to the end of Jason Beach as a segregated area. Known as Cypress Point since the 1960s, the name of Jason Beach was restored in 2022.

SC-287: Installed in 2022.

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Trap Pond State Park Laurel, DE 19956


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