ACCORD Freedom TrailThis has been the home to the Whites, one of the outstanding families active in the 1963-1964 civil rights movement in St. Augustine. Parents James (a decorated Buffalo Soldier from World War II) and Hattie Lee White both took part in demonstrations and went to jail for freedom in those times. Their son Samuel was one of the "St. Augustine Four"—teenagers who spent six months in jail and reform school after a July 1963 sit-in at the Woolworth's lunch counter downtown. Mrs. White wrote to NAACP leader Roy Wilkins, "I've never heard of any child being taken away from their parents for wanting his freedom. Have you?" National protests at the injustice by Jackie Robinson and others forced the governor and cabinet of Florida to release the St. Augustine Four in January 1964.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Florida: St. Augustine Freedom Trail series|
|Placed By||The 40th Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations, Inc. (ACCORD)|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 8:24am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 469771 N 3305793|
|Decimal Degrees||29.88238333, -81.31305000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 52.943', W 81° 18.783'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 52' 56.58" N, 81° 18' 46.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 96 South St, St Augustine FL 32084, US|
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