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The Magnificent Drama: Martin Luther King in St. Augustine

November 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am

The “The Magnificent Drama: Martin Luther King in St. Augustine” presentation is the third program in a series of eight Ormond Beach Historical Society’s 2021-22 Speaker Series lectures. The presenter is J. Michael Butler, PhD., Kenan Distinguished Professor of History at Flagler College, and author of the book: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960-1980. The presentation focuses on the civil rights movement in St. Augustine and how it 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 of St. Augustine. Included is the June 18, 1964 incident at the Monson Motor Lodge in St. Augustine where James Brock poured acid in the lodge’s pool while black and white protesters were in the water. This incident received international attention and had a direct effect on the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with the Ormond Beach Historical Society.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

November 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am -
November 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am

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Presenter Information:
J. Michael Butler, PhD., Kenan Distinguished Professor of History at Flagler College, and author of the book: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960-1980
Event Fee:
Free
Event Type:
In-person

Event Contact:

Randy Jaye
Phone:
(407) 497-5755
Email:
randyjaye@gmail.com

Event Venue:

Anderson-Price Memorial Building
42 N Beach Street
Ormond Beach, FL 32174 United States
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Phone:
(407) 497-5755

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