St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Monument


The St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Monument is dedicated to those who participated in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's in St. Augustine. They protested racial discrimination by marching, picketing, kneeling-in at churches, sitting-in at lunch counters, wading-in at beaches, attending rallies, raising money, preparing meals and providing safe haven. They persisted in the face of jailings, beatings, shootings, loss of employment, threats and other dangers. They were Foot Soldiers for Freedom and Justice whose efforts and example helped to pass the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Their courage and heroism changed America and inspired the world. (Commissioned by the St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Remembrance Project, Inc.)