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ERIC Number: EJ765735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1946
Doing the Public's Business: Florida's Purge of Gay and Lesbian Teachers, 1959-1964
Graves, Karen
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v41 n1 p7-32 2007
A decade after Kinsey published his famous studies on sexuality, a special legislative committee in Florida targeted gay and lesbian teachers in an investigation that led to the dismissal and loss of credentials for scores of educators. The Florida purge of 1959-1964 remains without parallel in educational history in terms of its intensity and scope. This historical analysis traces the actions of the legislative committee, the State Department of Education, the Florida Education Association, and the Florida Supreme Court in pressing discrimination against gay and lesbian teachers into law as the locus of oppression shifted from a renegade legislative committee to a permanent state institution.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida