Screenshot_2021-02-21 The unsung hero who saved a Florida beach

Remembering the Black Environmentalist Who Saved American Beach

Today, we are taking a moment to look back with appreciation and admiration for an under-appreciated environmental justice heroine. MaVynee Oshun Betsch passed away in 2005, but not before her decades-long efforts led to National Park Service adding American Beach to its National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

Her story is full of many more accomplishments…

“The fact you don’t hear MaVynee Oshun Betsch mentioned alongside conservationists like John Muir, Aldo Leopold, and perhaps Rachel Carson says more about who we enshrine in history books than Betsch’s remarkable contributions to the environmental movement and her valiant campaign to save a landmark of Black history.”

READ MORE:
https://grist.org/fix/mavynee-betsch-unsung-hero-who-saved-a-florida-beach



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