Letter from the Mayor and Commissioners of Delray Beach to Governor LeRoy Collins Regarding the Integration of Municipal Beach Facilities - May 26, 1956

Letter from the Mayor and Commissioners of Delray Beach to Governor LeRoy Collins Regarding the Integration of Municipal Beach Facilities - May 26, 1956

Source

State Archives of Florida: Series S776, Box 33, Folder 5

Description

Letter from Mayor Mike Yargates and the City Commissioners of Delray Beach in Palm Beach County, asking the governor to consider using state funds to purchase a minimum of 500 feet of beach frontage with which to build a segregated beach facility for African Americans. There had been, according to the city officials, an "effort of the negroes of our near communities to invade the Municipal Beach," and they believed the problem could be resolved if a separate and comparable facility was set aside by the state. The commissioners also thank Governor Collins for sending agents from his office to meet with them regarding the difficulties of integration.