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St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Augustine Foot Soldiers

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, July 25, 2020
1. St.Augustine Foot Soldiers Marker
Inscription.  

Four bronze busts represent the activists of St. Augustine’s 1960s civil rights movement. Facing oppression, these foot soldiers for freedom and justice helped pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Their courage changed America. The monument was erected in 2011 thanks to many supporters and the city of St. Augustine.
Artist: Brian R. Owens
 
Erected 2014 by St. Augustine Art Association. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights.
 
Location. 29° 53.542′ N, 81° 18.696′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and Charlotte Street, on the left when traveling east on King Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Monument (a few steps from this marker); Public Market Place (a few steps from this marker); Florida (a few steps from this marker); Slave Market
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By Brandon D Cross, July 25, 2020
2. St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Public Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Cast Iron Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Regarding St. Augustine Foot Soldiers. This is one of the many Braille markers with tactile graphics developed by the St. Augustine Art Association. They are located by numerous public statues throughout historic downtown St. Augustine. These markers, along with the audio guide, form the Touch Saint Augustine “Braille Trail.”
 
St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 25, 2020
3. St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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