Sunday, May 06, 2018

Heroic St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement -- Watch Flagler College History Professor J. Michael Butler's C-SPAN Interview

Professor Butler is now a member of the St. Augustine Confederate Monument Contextualization Committee, which is doing stellar work on the text placing the 1873/1879 monument in context.

He is the author of Beyond Integration: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960-1980

St. Augustine's Civil Rights Movement Professor Michael Butler talked about the Civil Rights Movement in St. Augustine, Florida, and visited some of the key locations of the movement. He spoke about the place where police arrested Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as the Slave Market, where violence related to civil rights protests took place.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in St. Augustine, Florida, from March 22-26 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close 


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