The photographs show a white man pouring a liquid, said to be muriatic acid, into a pool as a young black woman screams and clutches onto a young white man; other swimmers stare over their shoulders as the scene unfolds. The photograph, taken by Horace Cort on June 18, 1964, shocked the nation; many had not realized to what the depths some had sunk to keep whites and blacks separated. President Lyndon B. Johnson had no choice but to address the situation. The following day, the Senate passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Within two weeks, the president signed it into law. A civil rights movement based out of St. Augustine, in part led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., hosted one of the most important battalions that would march the Civil Rights Act into law.
In terms of archetypical battles — light vs. dark, chaos vs. order, dogs vs. cats — the clash of art vs. politics has been ever-present since cave elders first frowned unsatisfactorily at the cave painters’ finished works.
06.17.16 | The WINs and FAILs of the Week
This sometimes-sour beer may be your salvation from the subtropic beatdown
When it comes to loyalty, Dorie Sparkman could probably teach a dog a thing or two
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Director Curtis J. Williams, the cast and crew bring style, savvy, and social awareness to a camp musical comedy
Madeleine Peck continues to create work based on the foundations of aestheticism and empathy
06.10.16 | The WINs and FAILs of the Week
Ask a tourist visiting anywhere in Northeast Florida why they chose to come to this small dot on the globe and the majority will say something about the scenic waterways — beaches, Intracoastal …