Join us at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 10:00am-11:00am for the Juneteenth Dedication Ceremony. Free and open to the public.
The event commemorates the sacrifices that local Civil Rights activists made in St. Augustine and celebrates the emancipation of enslaved peoples across America. The dedication ceremony will include a public unveiling of the F.W. Woolworth counter and a formal proclamation from the city.
Currently on display at the LMCC, the Woolworth counter was the site of a sit-in protest against segregation in which a number of young students participated in and were arrested. Those arrested were offered their freedom in exchange for a promise that they would no longer participate in the movement. Four of these students, later known as the St. Augustine Four, refused to sign away their rights to protest. Consequently, they were sent to reform schools as punishment.
After the ceremony, guests are welcome to visit the museum’s exhibits. There is also a Juneteenth Heritage Luncheon at the Casa Monica where civil rights activist, Mr. J.T. Johnson, will be the featured speaker.
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