The National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers (NABHOOD) was founded by Andy Ingraham and Solomon Herbert. The organization was formed in 1998 to assist with the development and increase the number of African American-owned hotels. Their mission is to increase the number of African Americans developing, managing, operating, and owning hotels; increase […]
Lincoln Hills was a vacation resort for African Americans, located in Gilpin County, Colorado. Lincoln Hills Resort was created in 1922 by Denverites E.C. Regnier and Roger Ewalt and was the only resort for African Americans west of the Mississippi River. Lincoln Hills served as a reprieve from segregation for middle-class African Americans in the
During the early 1920s, Matt and Zemmie Bransford renovated their house into a hotel for African American tourists at Mammoth Cave National Park. Matt Bransford was a cave tour guide and offered “underground cave tours” for African Americans. African Americans played a vital role in developing the cave tour routes and the visitor experience throughout
Founded in 1912, Idlewild in Lake County, Michigan, was one of the leading African American resorts in the era of Jim Crow segregation. White land developers marketed Idlewild as an all-Negro resort town in Lake County, Michigan, about 300 miles northwest of Chicago, Illinois and 250 miles north of Detroit, through the Idlewild Resort Company.
Oaks Bluffs on the northeast shore of Martha’s Vineyard became known as the only Vineyard town that really welcomed Black tourists. Other towns on the island did not even allow Black people to stay in inns and hotels until the 1960s. In search of an accessible vacation spot, well-to-do African Americans from New York and
Highland Beach Resort is one of the most prominent resort towns in Highland Beach in Maryland. Charles and Laura Douglass established the town in 1893, originally naming it Arundel-on-the-Bay. Charles was a son of Frederick Douglass and a Civil War veteran who had bought the Highland land after another Maryland resort denied him entry. In