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Black Power in the Caribbean$
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Kate Quinn

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049090

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049090.001.0001

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Youth Responses to Discriminatory Practices

Youth Responses to Discriminatory Practices

The Free Beach Movement, 1970–1975

(p.219) 10 Youth Responses to Discriminatory Practices
Black Power in the Caribbean

Derick Hendricks

University Press of Florida

This chapter examines the Free Beach Movement which emerged in the context of dramatic economic and demographic changes in the U. S. Virgin Islands in the 1960s. Strongly influenced by the civil rights and Black Power movements on the United States mainland, this campaign made a significant contribution to the struggle against discrimination in the highly unequal context of the islands. While the campaign was mainly directed at the tourist industry, gaining access to the beaches had a broader symbolic significance and can be seen as part of wider struggles against the inequality and discrimination faced by Virgin Islanders in the face of radical transformations that left them feeling marginalized in their own land.

Keywords:   Free Beach, U.S. Virgin Islands, Civil rights, Black Power, Discrimination, Tourist industry

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