FLORIDA: First Fruits

FLORIDA First Fruits In late 1951, Florida was swept by a storm of racial violence. Miami's Carver Village, a housing development newly opened to Negroes, was three times the target of dynamite bombings; similar attacks were made on synagogues and a Catholic church. The climactic outrage came last Christmas when Harry Moore, state coordinator for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and his wife were killed in the bombing of their home at Mims, Fla.

Within a few days of the Moore murders, a small army of FBI men invaded Florida to investigate the bombings. A federal grand...

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