Traditional cast bronze on a cast-stone base.
One of a kind.
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EPISODE 2 - Everday People Making History
Owens starts at 14 min, 50 sec into the 27 min episode
(The following text is barrowed directly from materials developed by the St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Remembrance Project)
Project President Barbara Vickers:
"Those whose struggled in 1963 and 1964 in our city included young teens who stayed in jail when they could have left if they promised not to march again. There were many more, too, who waded in at the beaches, kneeled in at the churches, sat in at the lunch counters, and did a lot more. None should be forgotten."
"All these folks were Foot Soldiers for freedom and justice for all. And look what they helped to pass: the Civil Rights Act of 1964."
ST.AUGUSTINE FOOT SOLDIERS REMEMRANCE PROJECT,INC.
Box 164, St. Augustine, FL 32085
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President Barbara H. Vickers
Vice President Barbara H. Kalanik
secretary Cynthia C. McAuliffe
Treasurer Salley V. Gardner
George Gardner, former Mayor & former City Commissioner
David Nolan, Historian
Enzo Torcoletti, Sculptor
The major events of the Movement in St. Augustine in 1963 and 1964 were largly eclipsed by earlier events in larger cities, especially Birmingham Alabama, which were recorded more thoroughly, by more people. Consequently, recent comprehensive books on the Movement (like "Eyes on the Prize" by Juan Williams) list St. Augustine as a footnote.
"Dare Not Walk Alone" is a most impressive documentary film about the Movement in St. Augustine, the only one known to the author.
Dare Not Walk Alone - an award-winning independent feature-length documentary film
Most of the other historical accounts are available online at the following web sites:
The 40th Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations, Inc. (40th ACCORD)
Civil Rights Movement Veterans Homepage - CORE, NAACP, SCLC, SNCC
Civil Rights Movement Veterans - St. Augustine FL Movement 1963
Civil Rights Movement Veterans - St. Augustine FL Movement 1964
"If It Takes All Summer", by Dan R. Warren
The St. Augustine Record - Civil Rights Leader Visits, by Marcia Lane, Feb. 2010
St. Augustine, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Monument - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There goes my Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights (page 198), by Jason Sokol