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Forging Our Civil Right to Public Space, 1999–2015

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/9780813062648.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter details the struggle to retain Virginia Key Beach Park from 1999, when the city administration attempted to waive deed restrictions in order to commercialize the property. ... More


Island Pleasures: Memories of African American Life at Virginia Key Beach

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/9780813062648.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Virginia Key Beach Park opened as a segregated beach in August 1945. In the next several decades it became a major gathering place for African Americans from Miami’s Dade County as well as countless ... 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


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