An article on Rock Rest at Kittery Point, which was operated by Hazel and Clayto
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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.
Rock Rest Kittery Point, African Americans, King, Martin Luther Jr
Donaldson, Leigh, "An article on Rock Rest at Kittery Point, which was operated by Hazel and Clayto" (2007). Maine News Index – Portland Monthly. 1306.