Integrating St. Augustine Beach

Purcell Conway

Civil Rights Activist Purcell Conway shares his account of the demonstrations to integrate a Florida beach, and the violence that ensued. In recalling the incident, he said:"I participated with a demonstration on St. Augustine Beach with I think about four other kids my age...we were in the water maybe five minutes before this huge crowd starting approaching us from the north and south." Read more on Purcell Conway: Sand, Surf and Segregation: A Fight for Civil Rights in St. Augustine, Florida.

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