Wednesday, August 08, 2007

New Monuments

"One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that 'an unjust law is no law at all'" Martin Luther King - Letter from Birmingham Prison, Alabama

On March 15, 1960 6 students from Florida Memorial staged a sit-in at Woolworths on King Street next to the Plaza. On the third day students were hit with clubs, fists, and chains. The door had been locked so that the police could not enter.
History is not always pretty but it is an unfolding story of courage and perseverance. The efforts of a number in our community have resulted in historical markers being placed at significant sites in the 60's battle for civil rights. Read Here and Here

1 comment:

  1. If the artists stages a sit in on St George, what would happen? No doors to lock...So would we get beat up by the police? I bet everyone else would be buying our work...LOL