A Violent Confrontation

Dr. Robert Hayling

In September 1963, Dr. Robert Hayling, "father" of the civil rights movement in St. Augustine, Fla., along with some activists, were caught spying on a Ku Klux Klan rally. The men were severely beaten. Hayling recalls, "They had beat us across the head and body and they had us piled on top of each other."

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