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White Sand Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami's Virginia Key

Gregory W. Bush

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062648
eISBN:
9780813051628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062648.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The unique story and current state of public space in southern Florida are interwoven with the history of segregation. Virginia Key Beach provides a lens for examining the interaction of notions of ... More


The Erosion of a “World-Class” Urban Paradise: Tourism, the Environmental Movement, and Planning Related to Virginia Key Beach, 1982–1998

Gregory W. Bush

in White Sand Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami's Virginia Key

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062648
eISBN:
9780813051628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062648.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Miami exemplifies a powerful urban model neglecting public spaces, largely ignoring public planning mechanisms, and, notably from the 1980s, transferring waterfront parkland to private entrepreneurs. ... More


Introduction: The Struggle for the Civil Right to Public Space in Miami

Gregory W. Bush

in White Sand Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami's Virginia Key

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062648
eISBN:
9780813051628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062648.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Virginia Key Beach can claim a significant place in the national Civil Rights Movement. This account underscores the importance of local advocacy and grassroots activism in the struggle for civil ... More


Codifying Power, Challenging the Law

Christopher Curry

in Freedom and Resistance: A Social History of Black Loyalists in the Bahamas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054476
eISBN:
9780813053110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054476.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

“Codifying Power, Challenging the Law” focuses on the ongoing political battles that emerged in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries between black loyalists and the white mercantile ... More


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