Robert King High: Legendary Miami Progressive

Mayor Robert King High, the Democratic nominee for Governor in 1966 was a leading liberal in Florida. A supporter of Civil Rights and a reformist Mayor of Miami, he cut a very different figure than most Democrats in Florida at the time. On this week’s Florida History Podcast (Episode 51) we discuss High, who died young at the age of 43 in 1967.

Mayor High with President Kennedy at the Orange Bowl in 1962. By Photograph by Cecil Stoughton, White House, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston – https://www.jfklibrary.org/Asset-Viewer/-4xadAe_-0aZ4gK09Fr2Ug.aspx, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44860026

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