St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Andrew Young Crossing
Peaceful Protest for Civil Rights
Young recalls being struck down several times in the melee. The activists, being true to Dr. King's non-violent strategy walked away. Civil rights historians agree that this was one of the pivotal events that eventually lead to the passage of the Civil Rights legislation. National press coverage of the protests in 1964 helped break Congress' filibuster on the Civil Rights Act vote. On July 2nd, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Bill into law.
Erected 2012 by City of St. Augustine.
Location. 29° 53.543′ N, 81° 18.759′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of King Street (Business U.S. 1) and St George Street, on the left when Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prisoners of War in St. Augustine During the American Revolution (a few steps from this marker); Government House: Legacy of Authority (a few steps from this marker); 8 inch Columbiad (a few steps from this marker); Plaza de la Constitución (a few steps from this marker); Balcón de los Reyes (within shouting distance of this marker); Government House and the Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Trinity Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Coquina in These Walls (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.