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The Magnificent Drama: Martin Luther King in St. Augustine

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 6:30 pm

The Magnificent Drama: Martin Luther King in St. Augustine

Tuesday, February 15 @ 6:30 pm on ZOOM

The civil rights movement in St. Augustine drew national attention when Martin Luther King, Jr. visited twice in 1964, sparking marches, arrests, and clashes between protesters and police on the tourist-lined beaches of St. Augustine. Local and national objectives complemented and contradicted each other in ways that affect race relations today.

About the presenter: Dr. J. Michael Butler is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of History at Flagler College, where he has taught since August 2008. He received both his Masters and Doctorate in History from the University of Mississippi, where he specialized in 20th century Southern history with an emphasis on the civil rights movement. Dr. Butler co-authored “Victory After the Fall: The Memories of Civil Rights Activist H. K. Matthews” and has published numerous essays in various academic journals. His latest manuscript is titled “Beyond Integration: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960-2000.”

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This program is a partnership between the Florida Humanities and Delray Beach Public Library. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

The Magnificent Drama: Martin Luther King in St. Augustine

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Organizer: Isabella Rowan