The modest clapboard house of dentist Robert B. Hayling, a local NAACP leader who became the father of the Civil Rights  movement in St. Augustine - and was once beaten within an inch of his life - was where he and his coleagues met to plan strategy, and Martin Luther King Jr. himself once overnighted. It´s part of the "Freedom Trail" inin St. Augustine´s Lincolnville neighborhood Lincolnville, founded after the Civil War by freed slaves and named, of course, the president who issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

Read more in my post St. Augustine, Florida - Critical in the USA´s Black History, Too.

David Paul Appell


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