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In 1876, Alexander Freeman, a freed slave, bought property at Federal Point Township, a peninsula separating the Cape Fear River from the Atlantic Ocean, that included 300 acres of beachfront land. His grandchildren inherited the land in 1902, and began developing it as a resort, called Seabreeze, for African Americans during the Jim Crow Era. White traces the beach's history from its beginning to the start of its demise by Hurricane Hazel in 1954 until Hurricane Fran claimed the last of the property in 1996.