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Johnita Due sitting with lawmakers at the Capitol in Tallahassee.
Patricia Stephens Due Papers, N2015-1, Box 10, Folder 19
Portraits, Group--Florida--Leon County--Tallahassee
Public buildings--Florida--Leon County--Tallahassee
Accompanying note: "Johnita Due [later Willoughby] sits with lawmakers as she serves as a page in the Florida Legislature. Left to right: Rep. William 'Bill' Flynn from Miami, a former restaurant owner who, in the 1960s, threatened blacks with bodily harm if they came in his restaurant, but repented later and asked the Dues to allow Johnita to stay with him and his wife in Tallahassee; Rep. Arnett Girardeau, Johnita's sponsor, from Jacksonville (a dentist and member of the NAACP Executive Board, one of the first black senators in Florida); Johnita; Rep. Carrie Meek, who later became Florida's first female senator and now sits in the U.S. House of Representatives; Rep. Joe Kershaw, from Miami, the first black in the Florida House since Reconstruction."
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Johnita Due sitting with lawmakers at the Capitol in Tallahassee. 1980 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/296145>, accessed 28 July 2021.
Johnita Due sitting with lawmakers at the Capitol in Tallahassee. 1980 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/296145>.