Dedicated to those who participated in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s in St. Augustine. They protested racial discrimination by marching, picketing, kneeling-in at churches, sitting-in at lunch counters, wading-in at beaches, attending rallies, raising money, preparing meals and providing safe haven.
They persisted in the face of jailings, beatings, shootings, loss of employment, threats and other dangers. They were Foot Soldiers for Freedom and Justice whose efforts and example helped to pass the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Their courage and heroism changed America and inspired the world.
Erected in 2011 with the cooperation with the City of St. Augustine, the St. Augustine Foot Solders Monument was made possible through the generosity of a wide diversity of supporters, with special recognition to major donors
Nena Vreeland · 1961 Freedom Rider Hank Thomas · UPS St Augustine Center · Wayne and Patricia Hogan · Martha Shannon · Waste Management, Inc. of Florida
St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Remembrance Project
Sculptor: Brian R. Owens