Civil rights demonstration at Fort Lauderdale's segregated public beach.

Civil rights demonstration at Fort Lauderdale's segregated public beach.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/4524
(please include photographer's name when noted).

Title

  • Civil rights demonstration at Fort Lauderdale's segregated public beach.

Image Number

  • PR05161

Year

  • 1961

Date Note

  • Photographed July 24, 1961.

Series Title

General Note

  • 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.

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 4 x 5 in.

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