The Nation’s Oldest City tends to celebrate one of two histories — the Spanish Colonial Period or the time of railroad baron Henry Flagler.
But increasingly, the city has begun to honor a more recent and difficult chapter: its Civil Rights era. Whether it’s the arrest of Martin Luther King Jr., or violent protests that caught the attention of the country, St. Augustine has begun to embrace – or at least acknowledge – this troubled but important period. A project currently in the works will be the city’s largest sculptural tribute to the Civil Rights era.
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