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Reddick Family's House

Reddick Family's House

56 Park Place

James G. Reddick was a longtime principle of Excelsior School and editor of this town's first black newspaper, The St. Augustine Post. His wife Maude was the supervisor of black schools in St. Augustine before integration. The Reddicks gave lodging to two bishops' wives who brought national attention to racism in St. Augustine by getting arrested in demonstrations here.



Bethel Baptist Church

Bethel Baptist Church

222 Riberia Street

Bethel Baptist Church provided meeting space for the NAACP Youth Council, where Dr. Hayling taught students peaceful protest techniques. The church also hosted a "Freedom School," where Reverend Andrew Young taught black history and the history of the civil rights movement.



Shepherd Family's House

Shepherd Family's House

84 St. Benedict Street

St. Paul A.M.E.'s Reverend Shepherd Hunter and his wife Alberta lived here, while their church hosted mass rallies with Dr. King and Jackie Robinson. Their granddaughter, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, became the first black woman to attend the University of Georgia, and correspondent for the television program "MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour."



Georgie Mae Reed's House

Georgie Mae Reed's House

1074 West King Street

This was the home of Georgie Mae Reed, a polio patient who accompanied several elderly women in St. Augustine's first nationally broadcasted civil rights protest. The women, important political figures, asked for service at the Ponce de Leon Motor Lodge restaurant and were arrested because they were a racially mixed group.


 
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