Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Civil rights historian David Nolan to speak on St. Augustine Movement, February 4, 2019. (SAHS press release)

Come hear our friend David Nolan speak about the history made in St. Augustine, when local residents led by Dr. Robert B. Haying, D.D.S. and national leaders including Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rev. Andrew Young combined to make St. Augustine the last place that mattered before President Lyndon Johnson was able to break the segregationist filibuster and enact the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Epic story, worth sharing.

The St. Augustine Historical Society Presents

The Civil Rights Movement in St. Augustine 
David Nolan
Monday, February 4, 2019
7:00 p.m.
Flagler Room, Flagler College
David Nolan is the author of Fifty Feet in Paradise, a history of the development (and overdevelopment) of Florida, and of The Houses of St. Augustine, which grew out of his work in the 1970s on the first official survey of historic buildings in the Ancient City. He is a long time member of ACCORD, the organization which has given St. Augustine a permanently marked "Freedom Trail" of historic sites of the civil rights movement.  In 2014, ACCORD opened the first civil rights museum in the state of Florida, in the former dental office of Dr. Robert Hayling, on Bridge Street.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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