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Virgil Hawkins - Petition to Build a Monument at the University of Florida

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Virgil Hawkins Monument Petition

Please sign the Virgil Hawkins Petition - Since 2013, Students at the University of Florida have requested a Monument honoring the 1958 court-ordered admission of African-American students to UF.

After almost a decade of Florida’s refusal to comply with U.S. Supreme Court orders, UF ended its segregation policy only after Virgil Hawkins, the plaintiff in the NAACP lawsuit, agreed to withdraw his application for admission in return for an order admitting “qualified negro applicants”.

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