Martin Luther King Jr. exhibit in Cape May focuses on role of black fraternal, civic associations - Lower Cape May - pressofAtlanticCity.com Mobile

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Martin Luther King Jr. exhibit in Cape May focuses on role of black fraternal, civic associations

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Ben Fogletto

Bernadette Matthews of Cape May, left, and Wanda Evelyn of Rio Grande talk Friday next to a photo of black troops waiting to watch a USO show during WWII. The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts will open an African-American themed exhibit on Martin Luther King Day at the Carriage House at the Emlen Physick Estate.

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CAPE MAY — Long before civil rights and desegregation, this seaside resort was full of African-American fraternal, social and civic organizations.

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Ben Fogletto

Bernadette Matthews of Cape May, left, and Wanda Evelyn of Rio Grande talk Friday next to a photo of black troops waiting to watch a USO show during WWII. The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts will open an African-American themed exhibit on Martin Luther King Day at the Carriage House at the Emlen Physick Estate.