Women Who Made a Difference Exhibit
Tuesday–Saturday, April 23 to Oct. 2, 2021 | 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center
On display at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, the Women Who Made a Difference exhibit honors five black women who made a contribution to the Lincolnville community.
The exhibit, on display during museum hours, features Debbie McDade, Barbara Vickers, Mildred Larkins, Janie Price and Katherine Twine.
Twine was a registered nurse and was arrested several times for protesting during the civil rights movement in St. Augustine in the 1960s.
McDade was a local musician who became a famous jazz singer, performing alongside the greats like Fats Domino and Louis Armstrong.
Larkin was a teacher who inspired her students to aim high. Her son became the first black superintendent of schools in St. Johns County. Another son was part of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of primarily African-American military pilots and airmen who fought in World War I.
Vickers was a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II. She also participated in civil right demonstrations in St. Augustine during the 1960s and advocated for the St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Memorial, a statue dedicated to protesters and demonstrators during in the 1960s civil rights movement in St. Augustine. The statue is displayed in the Plaza de la Constitucion.
Price, who was a nurse in the 1960s quit a job at Flagler Hospital in protest after learning a less-qualified white colleague made more money than she did. Price eventually became a nurse at the St. Johns County Health Department where she advocated for prenatal and postnatal care for women in migrant camps and other places who couldn’t speak for themselves.
Admission: Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and military and $5 for youth 7 to 17 and college students with valid ID.
When: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday, April 23 to Oct. 2, 2021
Where: The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center is located at 102 ML King Ave. in St. Augustine, FL 32084.