April 9, 1921: Whites expelled from West Palm Beach 'colored town'
A West Palm Beach judge ordered a white family living in the African American section of the city to vacate their home, the Miami Daily News reported. The action preceded a decision by the city manager not to grant a white businessman a license to operate a store in "colored town." "White sentiment" in general is against "the encroaching of white people in the colored section," the story said. But in addition, "negroes, leading citizens of the section, have begun to ask the question: 'Why should we be barred from white town if the white people are allowed to reside within our limits and conduct businesses here?'" Yes. Why indeed? Read the story in the Miami Daily News: Order White People Out of Negro Town in West Palm Beach