Florida: Two for a Monologue

"Sissy Brown, we don't need you—go home!" chanted a quarter of the 200 Jacksonville Negroes gathered at a Black Power rally in a baseball park to hear Firebrand H. Rap Brown last week. Such open hostility was surprise enough for the youthful chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, but there was even more in store. Suddenly he found himself eyeball to eyeball with Florida's Republican Governor. Claude R. Kirk Jr., who had walked into the ballpark and up to the speaker's area at home plate.

Said Kirk, grabbing the microphone from Brown: "Welcome to Florida."

Brown stared blankly at the...

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