Beaches, Benches and Boycotts: The Civil Rights Movement in Tampa Bay at The Florida and The Florida Holocaust Museum

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Employees of the Kress lunch counter in St. Petersburg during a sit-in on February 11, 1960. (Photo courtesy of the Tampa Bay Times.) By Zoe Wright       The Florida Holocaust Museum announced the opening original exhibition, Beaches, Benches, and Boycotts: The Civil Rights Movement in Tampa Bay. The exhibition is on display from September 7, 2019 through March 1, 2020. The focus of most Civil Rights history is written about places in the deep south, such as Alabama and Mississippi. However, a history that should not be ignored is that of the racially segregated Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay remained r...

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