Gov. George Wallace attempts to block integration of the University of Alabama against Deputy U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach on June 11, 1963. Credit: Warren K. Leffler, U.S. News & World Report Magazine, now in public domain
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Despite all those Ohioans and Michiganders moving to The Villages or Margaritaville or other white folks’ play pens, despite the cosmopolitan sheen of the coastal cities and the impossibility of getting decent grits in Miami, when it comes to race, Florida is a Deep South state.
Florida’s plantations were worked by thousands of enslaved people; Florida’s per capita lynching
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