Clarence V. McKee, President and founder of McKee Communications
Only 5 percent of the state’s 1.6 million Black voters voted in the August Primary. Disgraceful. Have Black Floridians forgotten their state’s history of segregation and violence? Between 1882 and 1930, Florida had the highest per capital percentage of Black lynchings in the nation; in 1951 the Florida NAACP civil rights pioneer and voting rights advocate Harry T. Moore, and his wife, were killed when the KKK bombed their house; in 1956, two Black women were arrested in Tallahassee for sitting in the front seats of a bus. And the list goes on. Let’s hope they remember by Nov. 4.