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Index Page numbers in italics refer to illustrations Abernathy, Ralph, 39, 190 Academic freedom, 14; Board of Control and, 157, 160; at University of South Florida, 142, 144, 163 Advisory Committee on Decent Literature, Florida, 121, 124; Florida Children’s Commission and, 132, 134; Georgia Literature Commission and, 126 Advisory Committee on Homosexuality , Florida, 121, 170; Florida Children’s Commission and, 132, 134 Albury, Vernell, 64 Allen, John, 142–43, 145; Board of Control and, 154; Sheldon Grebstein suspension, 155–56; Johns Committee and, 147, 163; University of South Florida parents and, 144 Alliance for Gay Awareness, 200. See also Gay rights groups, Florida American Association of University Professors (AAUP), 68, 156 American Association of University Women (AAUW), 156 “Americanism versus Communism,” 131, 143 Anti-Communism, 4, 5, 7, 10, 131 Arvin, Newton, 112, 113, 126 Askew, Reubin, 196, 203, 205 Atheneum Society of America, 199. See also Gay rights groups, Florida Bailey, Thomas, 130, 131, 169–70 Bakker, Jim, 202, 203 Barker, J. Duane, 112, 161, 168, 199; Homosexuality and Citizenship in Florida, 171; Miami investigation, 122–23; University of South Florida investigation , 145–46 Boardman, John, 45–46 Board of Control (BOC): Florida State University and, 182; Sheldon Grebstein suspension and, 156; “Policy on Academic Freedom and Responsibility,” 157, 158, 160, 162; school desegregation and, 26–27; University of Florida and, 70, 92, 93; university policy reform, 153–55; University of South Florida and, 142, 147 Board of Education, Florida, 112, 131 Braden, Carl, 115, 129, 188 Bradshaw, Mary, 111 Brake, Robert, 194, 200 Briggs, John, 205, 206 Brown v. Board of Education, 3, 5, 21, 22 Bryant, Anita, 193–94, 201–6; Dade County ordinance and, 193, 200, 204; Rally for Decency and, 193; Save Our Children and, 194–95, 200–205 246 · Index Bryant, Farris, 28–29, 79, 80, 120–21; academic freedom and, 142; Advisory Committee on Homosexuality, 124; Florida Children’s Commission and, 132, 138–40; Homosexuality and Citizenship in Florida and, 176; homosexual teachers and, 161; Johns Committee and, 157; St. Augustine demonstrations and, 178, 180, 185, 187 Burns, Haydon, 182, 191 Bus boycott, Tallahassee, 14, 35–37 Busing, 196–97 Bus segregation, Miami, 39. See also National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): Miami branch Caldwell, John, 145–46 Campbell, Doak, 45–46 Child Molester Act, 54 Christian, Floyd T., 112 Citizens’ Council, 7, 22, 35, 59, 67, 115, 151 Citizens for Decent Literature (CDL), 124–25, 127, 173, 191; Perversion for Profit and, 173 Collins, LeRoy, 16, 37, 76; interposition and, 52; Johns Committee and, 29, 31, 51, 103; Charley Johns debate, 19–20; school desegregation and, 25–27, 30, 34; sit-ins and, 117–18 Committee for Nonviolent Action (CNVA), 182–85 Communist Party, 121; African Americans and, 9, 56–59, 61, 130; in Miami, 61–62, 65, 108; obscene literature and, 132; Southern Conference Educational Fund and, 107, 129, 188; at universities, 162, 164 Communists. See Communist Party Confidential magazine, 126, 128, 176 Congleton, James, 89–90, 93 Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), 39, 115, 116; Miami chapter, 106, 114; Tallahassee chapter, 115, 167 Cook, Eugene, 50, 61 Cooper, Russell, 147 Crouch, Paul, 57–58, 64 Crouch, Sylvia, 57–59 Culpepper, J. B., 80, 153 Dade County Decent Literature Council , 127 Davis, Jerome, 143–44, 162–63 Daywalt, William, 151–52 Department of Education, Florida, 103, 130, 161, 169–70 Dixiecrats, 9 Dollard, John, 147, 160 Dombrowski, James, 61, 107, 188 Durr, Virginia Foster, 107 Eastland, James, 7, 22, 41, 61, 107 Eisenhower, Dwight D., 99 Ellis, Albert, 95, 113 Ervin, Richard, 26, 38, 55 Evans, John, 86, 167, 185; on Homosexuality and Citizenship in Florida, 175, 177; on homosexual teachers, 169–70; National States’ Rights Party and, 181; resignation, 185 Fabisinski, L. L., 27, 30 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 166, 180, 188 Fisher, Margaret, 147, 149–50 Fleming, D. F., 143, 162 FLIC. See Florida Legislative Investigation Committee Florida A&M University (FAMU), 21; sit-ins and, 115, 117, 167; Tallahassee bus boycott and, 35, 46–47 Florida Atlantic University, 154 Florida Children’s Commission, 121, 132, 134, 138–39, 141, 170 Florida Coalition of Gay Organizations , 200. See also Gay rights groups, Florida Florida Conservative Union, 202 Index · 247 Florida Council on Human Relations, 63, 66, 115, 184 Florida Industrial School for Girls, 105–6, 135 Florida Legislative Investigation Committee , 2–3, 11–14; Committee for Nonviolent Action and, 183–85; Communists and, 56, 60, 108; creation of, 30–33; Florida Children’s Commission and, 134...


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  • Florida. Legislature. Legislative Investigation Committee.
  • Florida -- Politics and government -- 1951-.
  • Culture conflict -- Florida -- History.
  • Communism -- Florida -- History.
  • Homosexuality -- Florida -- History.
  • Civil rights -- Florida -- History.
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
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