.,."fills a void in the history of race relations in one of Florida's largest cities before and during the civil rights movement. This volume should be read by those interested in the Civil Rights movement, in Southern and Florida History, and in African American History."-Florida Historical Quarterly
Attacks the myth that blacks were passive victims of the southern Jim Crow system and reveals instead that in Jacksonville, Florida, blacks used political and economic pressure to improve their situation and force politicians to make moderate adjustments in the Jim Crow system.