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.

Youth Council Meeting

Youth Council Meeting

Fair Play Is The Democratic Way

Fair Play Is The Democratic Way

Flyer: Jacksonville March for Jobs & Freedom. Saturday, October 5, 1963

Outside F.W. Woolworth Co. Building

Outside F.W. Woolworth Co. Building

Crowd of Spectators Gathered Outside F.W. Woolworth and Co. Building

Crowd of Spectators Gathered Outside F.W. Woolworth and Co. Building

Ministers Being Arrested

Ministers Being Arrested

Picketing, Leb's Restaurant

Picketing, Leb's Restaurant

Picketing Outside Downtown Stores

Picketing Outside Downtown Stores

Khrushchev Can Eat Here Why Can't We?

Khrushchev Can Eat Here Why Can't We?

Demonstrators During Sit-Ins

Demonstrators During Sit-Ins

Confrontation Outside Woolworth

Confrontation Outside Woolworth

Book Information and Talk at Ritz Theatre and Lavilla Museum