Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Unveiling of Plaque Celebrating the Integration of Charlotte High - the First Public School in Florida to Integrate Voluntarily


In September of 1963, Charlotte High School admitted its first five African-American students, making the public school in Punta Gorda the first in Florida to  voluntarily integrate. The five courageous individuals who entered the school that day in 1963 were honored today with the unveiling of a plaque celebrating this proud moment in Charlotte County, Florida, Punta Gorda and American history.   From left to right standing in front of their respective images on the plaque are Gertha Haddock Robison, Felix Johnson, Minnie Lee Mitchell, Issac Thomas and Ronald Middleton.

1 comment:

  1. That's my dad and I'm so proud of you. Go Ron Middleton

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