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The Freedom Fighters of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Civil rights visionaries Dr. Von D. Mizell and Eula Mae Johnson’s “wade-ins” desegregate beaches

Marley K.
Marley K.
Feb 14 · 9 min read
Las Olas Beach Heritage Landmark Marker commemorating the “wade-ins” at the beach. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Source: Soul of America

Eula Mae Johson

A group of African-American protesters approached by a police officer on Fort Lauderdale Beach during segregation in 1961. Photo Source: Old Dillard Museum
Wade-in near the restaurant at East Las Olas Boulevard and Almond Avenue (1961). Photo: Broward County Library Digital Archives

Dr. Von D. Mizell

John U. Lloyd State Park (formerly Colored Beach), Dania Beach, Florida in 2014 prior to the name being changed. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Marley K.

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Sassy writer of unvarnished thoughts on anti-Blackness, racism, politics, Black people. | www.marleyisms.com | www.ko-fi.com/marleyk | Twitter @MarleyK20 |

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Sassy writer of unvarnished thoughts on anti-Blackness, racism, politics, Black people. | www.marleyisms.com | www.ko-fi.com/marleyk | Twitter @MarleyK20 |

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