The Long Surprising History of The Voo-Swar

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For years Atlantic Beach didn’t want the Voo-Swar, even tried to shut it down. Earnest Davis had built this restaurant and lounge by hand. He saw how black sailors were treated when they came into town. “And so I said, ‘I’m gonna build a place and give ’em a place to come.” Eventually, he’d bring this beach town together in ways few others ever had.

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