Afro-Americans staged a “wade in”. On three other occasions in July such protests took place. This particular protest, the largest, was one event in a series of demonstrations, led by Dr. Von Mizell and Broward NAACP President Eula Johnson, which began on July 4, 1961. Demonstrations and lawsuits continued for over one year until a court order struck down Fort Lauderdale’s segregated beaches ordinance. (Photo: State Archives of Florida)
Bob Rountree roams the state with his wife Kathy in their 25-foot Starcraft AR-One travel trailer, exploring Florida’s back roads, hidden beaches and scenic parks with kayaks, beach toys and bicycles in tow. A retired journalist based in Deerfield Beach and living the good life, Bob is co-founder of FloridaRambler.com.
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