White sand, black beach : civil rights, public space, and Miami's Virginia Key / Gregory W. Bush.

By: Bush, Gregory Wallace [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2016]Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813055831; 0813055830Subject(s): African Americans -- Civil rights -- Florida -- Miami -- History -- 20th century | Civil rights -- Florida -- Miami -- History -- 20th century | Virginia Key (Miami, Fla.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century | Miami (Fla.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights | African Americans -- Civil rights | Civil rights | Race relations | Florida -- Miami | Florida -- Miami -- Virginia Key | HISTORY / African American | 1900-1999Genre/Form: Electronic books. | History.Additional physical formats: Print version:: White sand, black beach.DDC classification: 323.1196/0730759381 LOC classification: F319.M6 | B87 2016Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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.
Scope and content: 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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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.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

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