The Bahamas: Bad News for the Boys

Only 45 minutes out of Miami by jet, the Bahama Islands have long been one of the favorite playgrounds of Americans. Composed of 700 islands that are washed by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, the Bahamas have a population of only 140,000 people, 85% of them Negro. Yet for many years the islands' fate has been held firmly in the hands of a tight little group of white businessmen known as the "Bay Street Boys," after the main street of the capital of Nassau. The group's two dozen members controlled both...

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