Title

An article on Rock Rest at Kittery Point, which was operated by Hazel and Clayto

Authors

Leigh Donaldson

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

6-2007

Additional Date Information

Summerguide 2007

Pages

134-135

Abstract

An article on Rock Rest at Kittery Point, which was operated by Hazel and Clayton Sinclair as a kind of bed-and-breakfast for African-Americans until the 1970s. Clayton Sinclair, who worked at the Portsmouth (NH) Naval Shipyard, was instrumental in organizing the Portsmouth branch of the NAACP. The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. came to Rock Rest for Sunday lunch after preaching at the Pearl Street Church. The 19th-century Cape is still owned by Clayton, Jr., who lives in Georgia and who has been working with the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail to preserve and re-open Rest Rock as a residence for visiting scholars conducting research on black history in the region.

Subjects

Rock Rest Kittery Point, African Americans, King, Martin Luther Jr

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