Activists Reclaim Day in History Marker Notes Social Change
Andino, Alliniece T., The Florida Times Union
Byline: Alliniece T. Andino, Times-Union staff writer
Alton Yates looked beyond the veiled plaque yesterday and pointed to an orange construction sign. A truck parked there 42 years ago, he said, carrying baseball bats and ax handles that were passed out to white hands.
More than 80 people gathered in Hemming Plaza yesterday to see a historical marker unveiled that points to what happened Aug. 27, 1960, and the changes in civil rights it inspired.
Yates was one of about 40 members of the NAACP who attended sit-in demonstrations at two store lunch counters in downtown Jacksonville that day. After the protests by children and young adults, 150 white men …
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Publication information: Article title: Activists Reclaim Day in History Marker Notes Social Change. Contributors: Andino, Alliniece T. - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: August 28, 2002. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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