When did segregation really end in Florida?

Posted in worldweary by paulie on May 11, 2011

This week’s Florida This Week discusses Florida’s and Tampa Bay’s claim to have been at the forefront of desegregation.  Apart from having seen with my own eyes ‘colored’ drinking fountains in a Miami bus depot in 1973, a friend tells me he knows the small window on the side of the well known Coney Island Grill of St. Petersburg was for transacting business with black people, who were not welcome inside.  He says he himself bought food through the window and it continued to be used until the 1980’s.

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