Civil rights movement
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The civil rights movement in Pensacola was in many ways a microcosm of the national movement to achieve equal rights for African-Americans, including an end to segregation, "Jim Crow" laws and other grievances.
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- 1942 – The Pensacola Improvement Association is founded out of frustrations with segregated military facilities during World War II
- Gary R. Mormino. "GI Joe Meets Jim Crow: Racial Violence and Reform in World War II Florida." Florida Historical Quarterly, Volume 73, Number 1, July 1994.