The collection consists of papers and memorabilia related to civil rights history in Jacksonville and Hurst’s experiences as a member of the NAACP Youth Council in the 1960’s. The collection focuses on the NAACP sit-ins of stores surrounding James Weldon Johnson Park (formerly Hemming Plaza), and Hurst’s book about Ax Handle Saturday It Was Never About a Hot Dog and a Coke! To learn more about this collection, please see the archival finding aid as well as the collection home within the UNF Digital Commons.
NAACP Youth Council Members, First Sit-In Demonstration, August 13, 1960
NAACP Mass Meeting, August 28, 1960
NAACP Youth Council Picketing Cohen Brothers Store
Reporters talk with Alton Yates and Rodney Hurst during the first sit-in demonstration, August 13, 1960. Digitally Retouched Version.
Roderick Freeman, NAACP Youth Council
Group In Front Of Robert Meyer Hotel, Downtown Jacksonville
Spectators During Demonstrations
Robert Saunders at NAACP Meeting
Picketing for Fair Employment Practices
Demonstrator Being Arrested
View of Julia Street during Ax Handle Saturday, August 27, 1960
Rutledge Pearson At Podium