Commemorating MLK Jr.’s 50 years after his assassination

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The NAACP asked Price to house MLK when he visited St. Augustine to march for civil rights in the city.

I walked with Dr. King…

The Story of James “Jimmy” Jackson’s


James “Jimmy” Jackson was active in the battle for civil rights in St. Augustine. He was even caught at age 19 spying on a Ku Klux Klan rally and later met Martin Luther King Jr when he came to the Florida city. This is his story.

Jackson showed us the scene of a 1964 incident at the Monson Motor Lodge, which is now the Hilton Bayfront Hotel.


I sang with Dr. King…

The Story of Janie Price


St. Augustine is the only city in Florida where Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested during the civil rights movement. Ahead of the 50th anniversary of his April 4, 1968, assassination, we visited the home of 91-year-old Janie Price, whose house King stayed at during his 1964 visit.

“After Dr. King left, I used to house the students from Gainesville that used to come over to demonstrate,” she recalled. “I’d put beds on the floor, let them sleep there, and the next day, I’d send them off to jail.”


 

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