This book helps inject the Miami Times into the historical narrative of the Civil Rights Movement in Florida by highlighting its role in Rice v Arnold, a 1949 lawsuit filed by black recreational golfers in Miami to oppose segregation on the city’s public golf course. Founded in 1923 by Bahamian-born H.E.S. Reeves who ran the newspaper with his son Garth C. Reeves Sr., the newspaper financially and editorially supported efforts to desegregate Miami schools, beaches, residential communities, public transportation systems and sports complexes. Its support of the Rice v Arnold legal challenge is but one example that demonstrates how the newspaper, as a conduit of social change, worked with other Miami community leaders to improve conditions for the city’s black population.
About the Author
Yanela Gordon McLeod is adjunct professor of history and director of Communications and Alumni Affairs for the College of Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities at Florida A&M University.
Table of ContentsChapter 1: Teed Off
Chapter 2: Why Golf?
Chapter 3: From Printer to Publisher: H.E.S. Reeves and the Miami Times
Chapter 4: We Wish to Plead our Own Cause: The Black Press of America
Chapter 5: Word Warriors: Vigilant Headlines of the Miami Times
Chapter 6: The Negro Golf Experience in the United States
Chapter 7: Chipping Away At Segregation
Chapter 8: From Putting Greens to Judicial Courts
Chapter 9: Sand Traps in the Sunshine: Obstacles Toward Victory
Chapter 10: “We Do Not Want to be Equal – We Want to be the Same”
Chapter 11: Fairer Greens