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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Twine Park

Twine Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, May 24, 2014
1. Twine Park Marker
Inscription.  Henry L. Twine (1923-1994) and his wife Katherine “Kat” Twine (1925-2002) were longtime Lincolnville residents and prominent community leaders for who this neighborhood park was named. They were both active in the civil rights movement at a time when demonstrations in St. Augustine led directly to the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, one of the most important pieces of legislation in American history.

Henry Twine was for many years president of the NAACP and served for a decade as City Commissioner.

He was the first black Vice Mayor of St. Augustine.

He worked diligently to have the state acquire the site of Fort Mose, the pioneer free black settlement from the 1700s. An official state marker on his home at 163 Twine Street named him a “Great Floridian.”

Katherine Twine was honored with the City of St. Augustine's prestigious “de Aviles Award” for her civil rights activities, and the flags at City Hall were lowered to half staff at the time of her funeral in December 2002.

An evergreen was planted in this park to honor Henry Twine after
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he passed away. An oak tree in memory of Katherine Twine was planted on the first anniversary of her death by 40th ACCORD, a group organized after her funeral to celebrate the accomplishments of the civil rights movement in St. Augustine and to honor its many heroic participants who truly made history.
Erected by City of St Augustine.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsGovernment & Politics. A significant historical month for this entry is December 2002.
Location. 29° 53.016′ N, 81° 18.944′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is at the intersection of Ribera Street and Lovett Street, on the right when traveling south on Ribera 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. 222 Riberia Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 111 Lincoln Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 112 M.L. King Avenue (about 700 feet away); 102 M.L. King Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); 113 DeHaven Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); 120 DeHaven Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); 94 South Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); 156 M.L. King Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Twine Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, May 20, 2014
2. Twine Park
At the corner of Ribera and Lovett Streets
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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