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fort lauderdale beach "wade-in" 1961

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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