Civil Rights Library of St. Augustine

A digital archive to document the history of St. Augustine's Civil Rights movement.

The Events, People, and Places of the
St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement

Explore the Civil Rights Library

Over a dozen separate collections documenting what Martin Luther King, Jr., described as "a magnificent drama taking place on the stage of American history."

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Travel Through Time

What happened... when... and why? See just how the Civil Rights movement unfolded, month after month, event after event, on both the local and national stages.

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Follow Their Footsteps

In the nation's oldest city, history is everywhere -- but not all landmarks of the Civil Rights are marked. Here's your guide to hotspots of the St. Augustine movement.

Interactive Map

The "Magnificent Drama"

The "cast of characters" in St. Augustine's "magnificent drama" is large, and the Civil Rights Library of St. Augustine contains biographies of many of the players.

The Cast