FLOR500, Garden 238 Althea Margaret Daily Mills, Civil Rights Activist (1922–2008) One of the most prominent contributions to Polk County’s civil rights history occurred in 1965, when Althea Mills, who lived in Florence Villa, sued the Polk County School Board on behalf of her son, Herman Henry Mills, after she was unsuccessful in transferring him from the all-black Jewett High School to the all-white Winter Haven High School. Mills rallied support from prominent local civil rights leaders, and won the case in 1968.
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Althea Margaret Daily Mills, Civil Rights Activist

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Althea Margaret Daily Mills, Civil Rights Activist

(1922–2008) 

One of the most prominent contributions to Polk County’s civil rights history occurred in 1965, when Althea Mills, who lived in Florence Villa, sued the Polk County School Board on behalf of her son, Herman Henry Mills, after she was unsuccessful in transferring him from the all-black Jewett High School to the all-white Winter Haven High School. Mills rallied support from prominent local civil rights leaders, and won the case in 1968. 





 




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