Virginia Key Beach

(2-27-2017, originally aired 8-31-2016) Today’s Topical Currents recounts the history of Miami’s Virginia Key, and its place in South Florida civil rights history.

Historically, Virginia Key Beach had been an area of approved African-American recreation area.  They were prohibited on all other beaches.  In the ‘50s and ‘60s, it was a vibrant, but still strictly segregated area.

In a re-broadcast, we hear from protest participants, and University of Miami professor Greg Bush, author of White Sand, Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, & Miami’s Virginia Key.