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White sand, black beach : civil rights, public space, and Miami's Virginia Key

Author: Gregory Wallace Bush
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combining archival research and oral history, Bush examines Virginia Key Beach as a window into local activism and forms of black-white dialogue in multicultural Miami from 1915 to 2012.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Wallace Bush
ISBN: 9780813062648 0813062640
OCLC Number: 914290361
Awards: Florida Book Award, 2016. Silver, Florida Nonfiction.
Description: xiii, 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The struggle for the civil right to public space in Miami --
Wade-in: Lawson Thomas and the potent combination of direct action and negotiation --
Beyond colored town: the changing boundaries of race relations and African American community life in Miami, 1896-1945 --
Island pleasures: memories of African American life at Virginia Key Beach --
The shifting sands of civil rights in southeast Florida, 1945-1976 --
Public land by the sea: developing Virginia Key, 1945-1976 --
The erosion of a "world-class" urban paradise: tourism, the environmental movement, and planning related to Virginia Key Beach, 1982-1998 --
Forging our civil right to public space, 1999-2015 --
Afterword: The real Miami; better than a theme park.
Responsibility: Gregory W. Bush.

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