Elks Rest
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
N 29° 53.220 W 081° 18.786
17R E 469767 N 3306305
Quick Description: A local Elks Lodge in Lincolnville, Fla.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 12/17/2007 12:17:30 PM
Waymark Code: WM2T4T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 26

Long Description:
In addition to being a national tourist destination and the continental United States' oldest city, St. Augustine was also a pivotal site for the civil rights movement in 1964. Despite the 1954 Supreme Court act in Brown v. Board of Education, which ruled that the "separate but equal" legal status of public schools made those schools inherently unequal, St. Augustine still had only 6 black children admitted into white schools. The homes of two of the families of these children were burned by local segregationists while other families were forced to move out of the county because the parents were fired from their jobs and could find no work.

FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH LODGE No. 649. Benevolent Protective Order Of Elks Of The World and Pride OF FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH TEMPLE No. 413. Completed in November 1958.
This Lodge, called ELKS REST, was at the early center of political and civil life of Lincolnville, providing housing for political rallies and cultural events.
During the 1960s, IT SERVED AS DAYTIME STRATEGY, TRAINING AND OPERATIONS CENTER OF THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, AND CANTEEN AND NUTRITIONAL CENTER - a bivouac for hundreds of participants and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement.
Civil Right Type: Not listed

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