Are you old enough to remember these things happening back then? Are these photos telling the truth? I'm not here to judge, hell no! I am almost too overwhelmed for words. It's surreal.
On June 18, 1964, Black and white protestors jumped into the whites-only pool at the Monson Motor Lodge in St. Augustine, Florida. In an attempt to force them out, hotel owner James Brock dumped acid into the water. One protestor recalled, "All of the news media were there, because somehow I guess they'd gotten word that something was going to happen at that pool that day. And I think that's when President Johnson got the message." The Civil Rights Act was passed the next day.
More photos from this history site: [allthatsinteresting.com]