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The Magnificent Drama: Martin Luther King in St. Augustine

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Magnificent Drama: Martin Luther King in St. Augustine

The civil rights movement in St. Augustine drew national attention when Martin Luther King, Jr. visited twice in 1964, sparking marches, arrests, and clashes between protesters and police on the tourist-lined beaches. Local and national objectives complemented and contradicted each other in ways that affect race relations today and are examined in this presentation. There is no registration for the event, and free parking is available in the library’s lot. Doors open at 1:30 pm.

Dr. J. Michael Butler is a Kenan Distinguished Professor of History at Flagler College where he has taught since 2008. He has published numerous essays and his book Beyond Integration: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960-1980 won a 2017 Florida Book Award in nonfiction. Dr. Butler specialties in southern cultural history with an emphasis on the Black freedom struggle and has spoken to dozens of teachers and community groups about the civil rights movement.

This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Friends of the Library of St. Johns County. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 18 @ 2:00 pm -
February 18 @ 3:00 pm


Presenter Information:
J. Michael Butler, Kenan Distinguished Professor of History
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Event Registration Link:
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Event Contact:

Melissa Clark
(904) 827-6900

Event Venue:

Southeast Branch Library
6670 US-1
St. Augustine, Florida 32086
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Venue Phone:
(904) 827-6900

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