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St. Augustine and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The St. Augustine Historical Society Fall Speaker Series presents a civil rights lecture by Dr. Michael Butler. St. Augustine and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2024 at 7 pm at the Markland House, Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. The civil rights movement in St. Augustine drew international attention when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. twice visited the city in 1964. But why did he see the city as a vital battleground in the nation’s greater Black Freedom Struggle? How did events that occurred in our streets, churches, and beaches influence the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act? And, most importantly, why did King say that St. Augustine …had to bear the cross for racial justice in the United States? Dr. Michael Butler, the Kenan Distinguished Professor of History at Flagler College and nationally-recognized expert of Florida’s civil rights movement (and all-around good guy), tackles these questions – and many others – in his talk entitled, St. Augustine and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Dr. Michael Butler graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in History from Spring Hill College where he was a President’s Scholar. He received both his Master’s and Doctorate in History from the University of Mississippi, where he specialized in 20th century Southern History with an emphasis on the Civil Rights movement. Dr. Butler is the current Chair of the History Department at Flagler College.

Registration is suggested but not required. Funding for this program is provided through Community Project Grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the St. Augustine Historical Society. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

September 12 @ 7:00 pm -
September 12 @ 9:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Dr. Michael Butler, History Department Chair, Flagler College
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Event Registration Link:
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Event Contact:

Magen Altice
(904) 824-2872

Event Venue:

Markland House, Flagler College
Venue Phone:
(904) 824-2872

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