Port Washington's African-American Heritage


Bea Whiteman and Aunt, Marjorie Biddle, 1983

afam114Beatrice Whiteman (l.) and Marjorie Biddle (r.).  Photo by Dorothea Hahn.

The Dumpsons on Harbor Road, 1920s


Hubert and Ethel Goode in Front of Porch

afam057Taken in the 1940s or 1950s.  Ethel Goode d. 1983.

Nicole Augustine at Littig House Reading the Family Tree, June 1983


Photo by Dorothea Hahn.

Frederick "Sparky" and Minnie Biddle, c. 1950


Stewardess Board, Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church, 1963

afam036(l. to r.) Marjorie Biddle, Florence Longworth, Minnie Biddle, Reverend Brown, Mary Veit, Lizzie Biddle

The board met every first Sunday of the month at Communion.

Betty Robertson and Alan Goode, 1910

afam040This photograph is from the collection of Hubert Goode, nephew of Betty Robertson and grandson of Alan Goode.  It’s also the cover of our book, It Looks Like Yesterday To Me!

Biddles and Dumpsons off to WWII


(l. to r.) Harold Tyson, Lorenzo Loze, Walter Biddle, Evelyn “Niecey” Loze, Frank Miller, “Buddy” Dumpson, Harry Townsend, Francis Eato

William & Minnie Biddle, Harbor Road, c. 1940


Clarence Phillips and Daughter at Testimonial Dinner, 1985

afam105Clarence Phillips and his daughter, Valerie Washington, at a testimonial dinner for Clarence, who had one of the North Shore’s first African-American landscaping businesses.

Photo by Dorothea Hahn.