St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Monson Motel
formerly located on this site, was the
focal point of demonstrations led by
Dr. Robert B. Hayling
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
that resulted in the passage of the
Civil Rights Act
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights. A significant historical year for this entry is 1964.
Location. 29° 53.673′ N, 81° 18.673′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker can be reached from Avenida Menendez south of Hypolita Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker located within the Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront Hotel in the pool area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32 Avenida Menendez, Saint Augustine FL 32080, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hurricane Matthew High Water Mark (a few steps from this marker); Sixteen Jewish Clergy (within shouting distance of this marker); Monson Motel Steps (within shouting distance of this marker); Remnant of Rodriguez Arsian House Espinosa-Sanchez House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sanchez-Burt House (about 500 feet away); Frederick Douglass (about 500 feet away); Sanchez House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Also see . . . 1964 Monson Motor Lodge protests. Wikipedia (Submitted on July 29, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 29, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.