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 in Hemming Park (now Hemming Plaza), and Hurst’s book about Ax Handle Saturday.
Date range: 1957-2015
Bulk dates: 1960; 2008
Thomas G. Carpenter Library Special Collections and University Archives and Druash, Tammy, "Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. Collection Finding Aid and Container List" (2018). Finding Aids and Container Lists. 9.