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Florida - St. Augustine: James S. Jackson Interviewee [Part 4]
Dent, Thomas C.
Tom Dent and James S. Jackson continue their drive through St. Augustine and their discussion. Jackson talks about the carriage tours, which used to be a black industry, but is now white. There is money in the tourism industry, and this is an area in which African Americans have been hurt by integration. He talks about a lack of role models in the black community. He points out the old black high school, Excelsior, and Echo House, which was a nursing home. He also points out St. Benedict, which is the school he attended, and First Baptist Church. They follow the path of the demonstrations, culminating at the old slave market. Jackson describes the events. He points out where he was beaten. Their attackers would not follow them back into the black community. They discuss social issues currently facing the black community. He talks about employment and the issues he has faced with his arrest record. His brother could not find employment due to Jackson's involvement in the civil rights movement. He talks about drug treatment and aid in the city, and his ideas of how the problem should actually be addressed.
Wind pop in places.
Civil rights demonstration
Dent, Thomas C.
Jackson, James S. (James Sidney), 1944-
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
St. Augustine (Fl.)
Tulane University Digital Library
Box 149, Item 13, Side 2, Tom Dent collection, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
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