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)
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Author: Bob Rountree Bob Rountree is an outdoors travel writer, exploring back roads of the authentic Florida. Co-founder of FloridaRambler.com, Bob contributes to the monthly Florida Rambler column in the South Florida SunSentinel and Orlando Sentinel. His work has also appeared in the Miami Herald, Guardian UK and other publications.
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