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Beach Wade-Ins Inspired Civil Rights Action

Imagine your favorite beach. The crash of waves, the sound of sea oats in the wind, the warm sun on bare skin. In the late 1940s through 1960s, the beach experience was not open for all but was instead limited to only White residents and visitors. Historically, Black Floridians were

Racial Disparities in Outdoor Experiences

"The wild things and places belong to all of us... As young people of color reconnect with what so many of their ancestors knew—that our connections to the land run deep, like the taproots of mighty oaks; that the land renews and sustains us—maybe things will begin to change." -

Black History: Florida Sites of Bondage and Freedom

It's Black History Month and across Florida, there are many places to visit and learn about Black Floridians' communities and experiences. Florida has a deep history of enslavement, and these dark times are memorialized in public parks and historic sites across the state. While we’ll never know the true magnitude