Written by Heidi Tyline King
Illustrated by Ekua Holmes
MaVynee Betsch had a love for song and for the sunny shores of American Beach. Wanting a beach for all to enjoy – where whites and “coloreds” were not separated by a rope, MaVynee’s great-grandfather purchased American Beach. Although she loved American Beach, MaVynee eventually left to pursue her career as an opera singer.
However, she returned to American Beach when her mother fell ill and never returned to the world of opera. Her mission then became to save and restore American Beach. This is a wonderful story of the life, passion, and impact of environmentalist, MaVynee Betsch. Read more >>
Originally posted on February 9, 2023.