Some Floridians were directly impacted by efforts to improve the quality of life for African Americans and other minority groups. In the 1950’s many “foot soldiers”, as they were called, risked their careers and their lives to open the door to social and political change.  As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Florida Channel remembers a few of the people, places, and protests at the center of the Civil Rights Movement in Florida.