The St. Augustine Movement (1963-64) was part of the wider Civil Rights Movement. Influenced by sit-ins taking place all over the South wade-ins were an effective tactic in exposing racial segregation of unequal public facilities - in this case the "colored beach" being an uninhabited inconvenient and hard-to-reach strip of land (unreliable ferry trips to access a beach with no facilities shelter tables or bathrooms). Of course they were met at the beaches by law and order (code word for…
The Tuskegee Airmen were the 1st African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces. During World War II, African Americans in many U.S. states were still subject to the Jim Crow laws.[N 1] The American military was racially segregated, as was much of the federal government. The Tuskegee Airmen were subjected to racial discrimination, both within and outside the army. Despite these adversities, they trained and flew with distinction.
//There are consequences for our refusal to listen but there's always a second chance to experience that unbroken companionship when we wait expectantly for Him// #thebestyes #staugustine #beachread by sdenise519 #staugustinebuzz #staugustine #florida #travel #vacation
'nuff said! I'm proud to be living in a country that has come as far as it has on the principle of racial equality! We still have a long way to go but I see a united world in which all men and women really are equal.