The Irony of Sag Harbor

Last night I watched Sag Harbor on OWN. Sag Harbor has a rich history and it was interesting listening to the elders share the development of this rich community. This beachfront property is located in New York near the Hamptons, but this was the only beachfront property that black people could purchase in the 1940’s and 50″s. It was a place where black professionals came and enjoyed summer with people who shared their experience. It was segregated by law but over the years it became segregated by choice and that was fine with the inhabitants of the community. Now many have been priced out of the Hampton zip code and they are starting to give Sag Harbor a look, and the village elders are not pleased with the new look of the landscape. It is the ultimate irony: this was the only option for black people and now it is a realtor’s hot spot to everyone, but the village elders are not going down without a fight.

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  • atlmom5  On January 26, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    I’m getting ready to watch it right now, I thought this was a documentary, but I noticed something about this being the pilot episode. If there are more episodes, I surely want my kids watching this.

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