Iyshia Lowman’s Homestead Beach report published by the National Park Service

Congratulations to USF graduate student, Iyshia Lowman, for her recently published report by the National Park Service entitled, Jim Crow at the Beach: An Oral and Archival History of the Segregated Past at Homestead Bayfront Park. Charles Lawson, NPS Cultural Resource Manager, Biscayne National Park, Florida, who funded the study…

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Homestead Beach May visit

The scope of the project has been changed from community identity to place, sense of place, and how culture creates place.  This will possibly align better with the efforts and examining the beach.  It will be compared to other previously segregated beaches in the area including Virginia Key beach. This visit…

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Homestead Bayfront Beach Project NEW!

In association with Biscayne National Park, USF graduate student Iyshia Lowman, working with the Heritage Research Lab, is gathering oral histories, photographs, and artifacts associated with Homestead Bayfront Beach during the period of the 1950s and 1960s. This project is an effort to record the history of the Homestead community…

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