Today in Florida History: St. Augustine comes to grips with racist past.

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St. Augustine coming to grips with its segregationist past, and dark role in civil rights struggle

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Whites pursue blacks who protested St. Augustine’s segregation laws by swimming into the ocean at a segregated beach in 1964. Photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory

St. Augustine is ultimately coming to grips with the civil rights conflict that took place in 1964, which likely persuaded the Senate to end the longest filibuster in its history and pass the landmark Civil Rights Act.

St. Augustine forced to reflect on its dark history

Craig Pittman, a staff writer for the Tampa Bay Times, profiles Dr. Robert Hayling, a black dentist who moved to the city in his 30s and launched a year-long series of protests toward the segregation laws that restricted blacks from eating in the same restaurants, utilizing the same restrooms, wading in the same public pools or lying on the same beaches as whites.

Hayling’s campaign brought the struggle to a boiling point in the city and became a beacon that drew in members of the racist Ku Klux Klan and civil rights agitators from across the nation.

They clashed and there was blood.  Klansmen firebombed homes in black neighborhoods and brutally beat Hayling and other protestors. Martin Luther King was arrested on the steps of a motel as he tried to enter its restaurant. Whites chased blacks into the ocean as blacks “waded-in” on the sands of a segregated beach. During another wade-in at the swimming pool of the motel where Dr. King was arrested, a manager threw muriatic acid into the pool to force the protestors to leave.

St. Augustine has spent decades trying to forget the civil rights clashes. But a new museum and talk of marking locations of the most significant events suggest some of its residents might be ready to remember.

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Jan. 29, 1975:  Bradenton principal indicted for plotting to kill husband

Emma C. Harvey, 54, a Bradenton elementary school principal, was indicted on charges she had hired three people to kill her husband, a 62-year-old. landscaper. John Harvey was found knifed to death in his residence after police received a tip from an unknown caller. Emma Harvey was out of town the night of the killing. The inquiry later determined she gave a former student $1,000 to have her husband killed. The student consequently contracted two men  for $250 each. However,  shortly after they committed the crime, the former student acknowledged her involvement, leading to the speedy arrests of Emma Harvey and her two killers. All three later received life sentences. The former student was not charged. Read more in these Sarasota Herald Tribune stories:  Harvey Murder Case Indictments Returned and Braadenton Hits Pulp Magazine Headlines 
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Today in Florida History: Jan. 28, 1986: Space Shuttle Challenger blows up!

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Today in Florida History: Jan. 28, 1986: Space Shuttle Challenger blows up!

Space Shuttle Challenger crew members gather for an official portrait November 11, 1985 in an unspecified location. (Back, L-R) Mission Specialist Ellison S. Onizuka, Teacher-in-Space participant Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Payload Specialist Greg Jarvis and mission specialist Judy Resnick. (Front, L-R) Pilot Mike Smith, commander Dick Scobee and mission specialist Ron McNair. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)

Space Shuttle Challenger crew members gather for an official portrait November 11, 1985, in an unspecified location. (Back, L-R) Mission Specialist Ellison S. Onizuka, Teacher-in-Space participant Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Payload Specialist Greg Jarvis and mission specialist Judy Resnick. (Front, L-R) Pilot Mike Smith, commander Dick Scobee and mission specialist Ron McNair. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)

It was NASA’s first in-flight tragedy. Challenger took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on January 28, 1986. Soon after liftoff, the space shuttle’s external fuel tank collapsed, producing what looked like an explosion, and the shuttle burst apart and dropped approximately 46,000 feet plunging into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all seven crew members aboard.

The disaster released live on TV — and those that watched were unusually young.

Christa McAduliffe, a high-school teacher from New Hampshire, was one of the seven; she was set to be the first civilian and teacher in space. NASA had established a satellite broadcast of the full mission for students to watch the historic moment in schools across the nation.

Clarence Searles a second-grader at Challenger Elementary School in New Jersey that year. Clarence loved planes and had always wanted to be an astronaut, and he remembers sitting with the other children in his class to watch the launch. “Pretty much everything had stopped” when the Challenger exploded, he remembers.


That night, President Ronald Reagan addressed the country, conversing directly to the nation’s children: “I know it is hard to understand, but sometimes painful things like this happen. It’s all part of the process of exploration and discovery.”
“We were all trying to make sense of it,” Kathryn Stuart says. Kathryn’s second-grade class at Blankner Elementary in Orlando, Florida, watched the launch from the school playground. “They took us off the playground as quickly as they could, and we went back to class.”

It was later determined that cold weather, combined with a design flaw, led to the accident. A seal on one of the solid rocket boosters was not working properly. The disaster grounded NASA’s space shuttle program for nearly three years.

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Jan. 27, 1964:  Visitors with out-of-state tags warned about thieves

No one with a stake in Florida’s tourism marketplace likes to dwell on it, but sometimes guests are targeted by thieves.  The Miami News emphasized this point with a caveat to people driving cars with out-of-state tags. The previous year, thieves looted 1,564 cars in Dade County and stole $188,502 of loot. Only 157 of the cases were solved, and $5,882 of the loot was ever recovered.  It is said, that one thief even kept a nice Miami Beach apartment from the money he earned looting cars, the paper said.  The Miami Police Department’s chief detective warned motorists with out-of-state tags to lock their cars when they go to the beach and don’t bring any valuables along.  Read the story in the Miami News:  Invitation To Steal: Out-Of-Town Tags

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  • If you must keep valuables in your car, secure them in either the trunk or glove compartment.
  • If allowed, back your car in when parking so that your out-of-state plate is not immediately visible.

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If you’re trying to decide what you will do in Miami this weekend, you’ll find plenty of choice -Miami thrives just as much, or perhaps even more by night, when the sun sets and the lights turn on.
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The Mango’s Tropical Cafe : Offers up a great mix of casual drinks, dancing, live music acts and art. Whether you want to spend your night hitting the dance floor, watching an intriguing performance artist in a glass cube or swaying to the beat of a local band, you can have it all here at this ever-so-slightly alternative establishment.

 

 

 

 

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The Nikki Beach: World famous Nightclub /Beach Club .Party with your feet in the sand … There’s plenty of room to sit too, so recline on one of the couches and settle in for the night. Make your way to the Nikki Beach Miami , 1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 to find this gem.
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Jan. 25, 1947: Al Capone dies in Miami Beach

 

One of America’s most notorious and formidable gangsters, Al Capone, died of heart failure at his walled Palm Island estate, four days after suffering a severe stroke. Capone ruthlessly ruled the Chicago mafia underworld during the era of prohibition, operating speakeasies, and gambling networks, corrupting law enforcement officials that were to enforce the law, and ordering hundreds of deaths in the infamous gangland turf wars. Capone bought the Miami Beach villa via an undercover agent in 1928 and moved into the estate, Easter Sunday, 1930, despite a legal battle by Florida authorities to prevent the gangster from occupying the state.  Subsequently, indicted the following year on charges of income tax evasion and was consequently imprisoned for more than seven years.


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Capone, was born of an immigrant family in Brooklyn, New York in 1899, Al Capone quit school after the sixth grade and associated with a notorious street gang, becoming accepted as a member. Johnny Torrio was the street gang leader and among the other members was Lucky Luciano, who would later attain his own notoriety.

In the 1920, at Torrio’s invitation, Capone met with Torrio in Chicago, where he had become an influential leader in the famous Colosimo mob. The rackets spawned by enactment of the Prohibition Amendment, illegal brewing, distilling and distribution of beer and liquor, were viewed as “growth industries.” Torrio, abetted by Al Capone, intended to take full benefit of opportunities. The mob also acquired interests in legitimate businesses in the cleaning and dyeing field and cultivated influence with receptive public officials, labor unions, and employees’ associations.

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