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Woolworth's Department Store

Woolworth's Department Store

31 King Street

In the summer of 1963, local black high school students sat-in at the segregated Woolworth's lunch counter. They were arrested, and four of them spent the next six months in jail and reform school for refusing to quit demonstrating.



Florida Headquarters for SCLC

Florida Headquarters for SCLC

64 Washington Street

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was founded in 1957 by Dr. Martin Luther King. This was the organization's Florida headquarters, run by Loucille Plummer, a local nurse who lost her job because of her civil rights activities.



Washington-Davis House

Washington-Davis House

33 Bernard Street

This was the home of Rose Etta Washington and Alfred Eugene Davis, two of the first black students to attend segregated schools in St. Augustine. The majority of black students to brave all-white schools lived on this street.



Trinity United Methodist Church

Trinity United Methodist Church

84 Bridge Street

Trinity United Methodist Church hosted many rallies to encourage locals to protest racial discrimination. Nightly public marches began and ended here, with the marchers enduring verbal and physical attacks as they made their way back to the church.


 
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