FLORIDA: Black Ballots

For its crusade to disinfect Miami's city hall of political dysentery, the Miami News won a Pulitzer Prize. Miami got a new mayor and, this week, a new city commission. In last week's primary for the commissioners, a lot of Miami Negroes got something they never had had before: a vote.

In the reform wave whipped up by the News Negro leaders saw their chance to improve the condition of Miami's ramshackle, malodorous Negro section on the city's east side. They stirred up such interest in the commission primary that election officials provided...

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