FLORIDA: Loosening the Collar

Lakeland, Fla. (pop. 40,500) is like many U.S. cities that have sizable (9,000) Negro populations: white neighborhoods surround the Negro communities, resist attempts of Negroes to find more room for homes. Last week both Negroes and whites in Lakeland were working out a solution to the "white collar" that will give the Negroes new room to grow. Twenty-seven white families, all home owners in the small northside subdivision of Pinehurst Courts, agreed to sell or rent their homes to Negroes.

The idea began with Dan G. Allen, a limerock dealer, who gradually...

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