Galveston, Texas ~ Brown's Beach
Galveston had a segregated beach area on the Main Seawall called Brown’s Beach, which also included a block of Black owned businesses and clubs called “Gus’s Alley”, this area is now Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to 28th St. on the Seawall. This was a fun beach to hang out on the island. In this current day, this beach is located directly next to the boardwalk amusement park. The once Gus's Alley is still busy with businesses on the little alley strip.
Gus Allen was a prominent fun business man with connections in Galveston. He owned a Hotel, restaurant, and night club. Blacks would travel from near by cities to have a good time on the seawall in a fun block area. They could walk back and forth along this part and enjoy the ocean, unlike other beaches in Texas.
One day we decided to hang out in the area known as Brown's Beach. We enjoyed our time because this is a nice area of the Galveston Seawall. White sandy beaches and a beautiful sunset helped us have a great beach experience.