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Author Hurst, Rodney L.

Title It was never about a hot dog and a Coke! : a personal account of the 1960 sit-in demonstrations in Jacksonville, Florida and Ax Handle Saturday / Rodney L. Hurst Sr.

Publication Info. Livermore, CA : WingSpan Press, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  975.912 H    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 189 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Summary "On August 27, 1960, more than 200 whites with ax handles and baseball bats attacked members of the Jacksonville Youth Council NAACP in downtown Jacksonville who were sitting in at white lunch counters protesting racism and segregation. Referred to as Ax Handle Saturday, [this book] chronicles the racial and political climate of Jacksonville, Florida in the late fifties, the events leading up to that infamous day, and the aftermath."--from jacket.
Subject Civil rights demonstrations -- Florida -- Jacksonville.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Jacksonville (Fla.) -- Race relations.
Jacksonville (Fla.) -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781595942012 hardcover
1595942017 hardcover
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