Von Delany Mizell

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Von Delany Mizell was the second black physician in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and helped establish Provident Hospital for black residents. He staged sit-ins and protests, boycotted Fort Lauderdale’s "Colored School", and successfully sued the Broward County Medical Association for admittance. He started the first NAACP chapter in South Florida. He was also involved in efforts to provide access for black residents to use one beach and to desegregate other beaches.[1][2]

On July 1, 2016, John U. Lloyd Beach State Park was renamed the Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park in honor of civil rights efforts undertaken by Mizell and Johnson during segregation.[3]


Ethel Mizell Pappy Collection[edit]

Von D. Mizell's sister Ethel Mizell Pappy's personal family papers are housed at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.[4]


  1. ^ "South Florida Times". www.sfltimes.com.
  2. ^ McCarthy, Kevin M. (15 June 2018). "African American Sites in Florida". Pineapple Press Inc – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Geggis, Anne. "John U. Lloyd State Park ready to change name, share civil rights history".
  4. ^ http://www.broward.org/Library/Research/SpecialCollections/Pages/AARLCCSpecialCollections.aspx

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