1964- The owner of the Monson Motel pours acid in the swimming pool to force the black children out who attempted to integrate the pool. This is the same hotel that denied entry to Martin Luther King Jr that same year. It became an important location in the St. Augustine Movement, which is a major part of the Civil Rights movement in the 60’s.
"Two months ago, I had a nice apartment in Chicago. I had a good job. I had a son. When something happened to Negroes in the South I said, 'That's their business, not mine.' Now, I know how wrong I was. The murder of my son has shown me that what happens to any of us, anywhere in the world, had better be the business of us all!" - Mamie Till, mother of Emmett Till. He was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 when he 14 years old.