Friday, September 11, 2015

St. Augustine Beach Employment Desegregated

There is now one African-American employee, a maintenance worker, at St. Augustine Beach.  It's about time.  For too long, St. Augustine Beach was an island of segregation, in both housing and employment. As LBJ said after Selma, "We SHALL overcome!"  All employers must comply with the 1964 Civil Rights Act, made possible by the courage of demonstrators here in St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach and St. Johns County, whose actions (and segregationist reactions) helped LBJ break the Senate filibuster.

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