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The NAACP and the Origins of the Johns Committee, 1956

Stacy Braukman

in Communists and Perverts under the Palms

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780813039824
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813043166 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813039824.003.0002
The NAACP and the Origins of the Johns Committee, 1956

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This chapter focuses on the committee's founding in 1956, a year that witnessed a heated gubernatorial election, skirmishes between a segregationist-dominated legislature and a moderate governor, and bus boycotts in Tallahassee and Miami.

Keywords: Charley Johns; LeRoy Collins; Tallahassee bus boycott; segregation; Pork Chop Gang

Chapter.  9808 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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