Special St. Augustine Issue

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The articles and images in the June 1964 edition of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Newsletter detail the events in St. Augustine that were instrumental in the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The stirring images and riveting news reports bring to life the events of this troubled time in the history of the Civil Rights Movement.

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  • Establish a protocol for the safe, respectful discussion of emotionally charged events
  • Requires extra prep time to make individual copies of the newsletter; consider laminating for reuse

  • A powerful primary source document for any study of the Civil Rights Movement

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