Celebrating Black History Month in Florida: First black page in state legislature (1967)
For Black History Month, we culled through our archives looking for photos showing various historical "firsts" by African-Americans in Florida. Today's installment features Lofton Moncur, who in 1967 at age 13, became the first black student to be selected to serve as a page during the Florida Legislative Session in Tallahassee. This photo shows Moncur (right) assisting state representative Jess Yarborough (D) from Miami.
During regular sessions of the Florida Legislature, students from all across the state have come to Tallahassee to assist members of the Legislature.
For more information about becoming a page, please see the Florida Senate website.