31 King Street, St Augustine Fla
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
N 29° 53.535 W 081° 18.704
17R E 469901 N 3306886
Quick Description: An often overlooked spot in The Nation's Oldest City.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/31/2008 2:40:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM32R6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 41

Long Description:
31 King Street is the former home of Woolworths. Many demonstrations were held here with the most memorable being held on JULY 1963. A "sit-in" at the local pharmacy (young people sat down on the stools of the lunch counter and asked for service, refusing to leave when told to do so) led to the arrest of 16 young blacks, including 7 juveniles. The county judge, Charles Mathis, told the parents of the juveniles he would release the children into their custody only if they pledged to keep them away from further demonstrations. The parents of three of the children agreed; the others said "no." Mathis then sent the four young people to state reform school where they remained for six months.
Civil Right Type: Not listed

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