Fort Lauderdale’s ‘colored beach,’ Renamed to Honor Civil Rights Leaders

By Douglas C. Lyons Fort Lauderdale’s “colored beach” wasn’t exactly a tourist attraction. It was accessible only by boat, leaving black beachgoers at the mercy of an inconvenient ferry service. There were no restrooms, and what the beach lacked in amenities, it made up for in mosquitoes. Still, for the powers-that-be, the “colored beach” was […]