Letter from Hendrik J. Berns to LeRoy Collins Regarding Racial Tensions in Delray Beach - June 23, 1956

Letter from Hendrik J. Berns to LeRoy Collins Regarding Racial Tensions in Delray Beach - June 23, 1956

Source

State Archives of Florida: Series 776, Box 33, Folder 5

Description

Letter from Miami Herald reporter Hendrik J. Berns to Governor LeRoy Collins, asking Collins to use his influence to calm the racial tensions prevailing at that time in Delray Beach in Palm Beach County. Berns notes that the situation had recently reached a crescendo in which the city commission had recently passed an ordinance to exclude the African American neighborhoods from the city limits.