Garth Reeves was a young World War II veteran when he came home to Miami and went to work at his father’s newspaper, the Miami Times.
He bought property, paid taxes and voted in elections. But the beach at Virginia Key was the only one where black residents could go without trouble.
“It wasn’t a very good beach. But right down the street there was Crandon Park - beautiful beach, beautiful clubhouse. Everything was first class.”
So a meeting was arranged with the county commission.