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Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Award - 2017
Florida Book Award for Florida Nonfiction, Silver - 2017
--Miami’s Community Newspapers
[A] triumph, breaking new ground not just as a civil rights history but also demonstrating the powerful role that oral and public history have to play in how we understand the past and shape contemporary social justice movements.
--Florida Historical Quarterly
Reminds us that leisure and public spaces served and continue to serve important purposes in the fight for racial equality. The history of Virginia Key Beach not only reveals the fraught history of African Americans in Miami but also serves as a lesson in the complex history of civil rights in the late twentieth century.
--Journal of Southern History
A masterful account that illuminates a chapter in the civil rights movement that has been overshadowed by later integration campaigns.