David R. Colburn
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr (March 1985)
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"Colburn offers the evidence and isn't afraid to interpret them. His narrative captures the inherent drama of particular occasions and events: the ruthless beatings of demonstrators, the complacency and worry of many white moderates, the really wonderful strength of nonviolence to complete grand political ends, and the nice braveness this weapon required of these who wielded it."--Reviews in American HistoryIn 1964, racial reform and racial extremism clashed in St. Augustine, Florida, the town the Southern Christian management convention particular for the actions of its nonviolent military. below the management of Martin Luther King, Jr., the SCLC staged demonstrations in St. Augustine that they was hoping could strain the U.S. Congress into passing civil rights laws. Extremists, led through Ku Klux Klan and John Birch Society individuals, observed in St. Augustine a final chance to halt the forces of racial swap. What resulted—beatings, shootings, bombings, and mass arrests—was a number of the ugliest racial violence the country has witnessed.