Timeline of Events: 1960’s Civil Rights Movement of St. Augustine, Florida

This Timeline of Events: 1960’s Civil Rights Movement of St. Augustine, Florida handout & reference also includes:

A timeline can be a powerful learning tool because it reveals a pattern in events. While few would consider St. Augustine, Florida a hotbed of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, a selection of background information and a timeline of events demonstrate the profound effect the city had on the movement, and why these events were key to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Instructional Ideas

Provide class members with the timeline after completing the exercises in "One Long, Hot Summer:" Conflict in The Ancient City 1963-1964

Classroom Considerations

  • Have class members create a wall-sized version of the timeline and add similar timelines for other cities
Pros

  • Includes national background information, beginning with the Kansas 1951 Brown versus the Board of Education case, as well as background information on St. Augustine
Cons

  • None