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Author Braukman, Stacy Lorraine.

Title Communists and perverts under the palms : the Johns Committee in Florida, 1956-1965 / Stacy Braukman
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (267 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments.; Introduction: Where the Sunbelt Meets the Old South; 1. The NAACP and the Origins of the Johns Committee, 1956; 2. Racial and Sexual Perversion, 1957-1958; 3. Surveillance and Exposure, 1959-1960; 4. Subversion and Indecency, 1961-1962; 5. Sex and Civil Rights, 1963-1965; Epilogue: Anita Bryant and Florida's Culture Wars; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; W; Y; Z
Summary In 1956, state Senator Charley Johns was appointed the chairman of the newly formed Florida Legislative Investigation Committee, now remembered as the Johns Committee. This group was charged with the task of unearthing communist tendencies, homosexual persuasions, and anything they saw as subversive behavior in academic institutions throughout Florida. With the cooperation of law enforcement, the committee interrogated and spied on countless individuals, including civil rights activists, college students, public school teachers, and university faculty and administrators. Today, the actions
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Subject Florida. Legislature. Legislative Investigation Committee.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Florida. Legislature. Legislative Investigation Committee.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Civil rights -- Florida -- History
Communism -- Florida -- History
Culture conflict -- Florida -- History
Homosexuality -- Florida -- History
Civil rights.
Communism.
Culture conflict.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Homosexuality.
Politics and government
Florida -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Florida.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813042240
0813043166
9780813042244
9780813043166