This is part of our inspiration series featuring my dear friend and mentor, Rodney Lawrence Hurst Sr. Rodney has done so much to illuminate people across the spectrum and is a fierce warrior of truth. He is also a fantastic writer of multiple books.
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It was never about a hot dog and a Coke®! is subtitled “A Personal Account of the 1960 Sit-in Demonstrations in Jacksonville, Florida and Ax Handle Saturday.”
It is Hurst’s personal eyewitness account, as President of the Jacksonville Florida Youth Council NAACP, of the events leading up to, and the fallout from, the bloody events of August 27, 1960. On that day, 200 ax handle and baseball bat wielding whites attacked members of the Jacksonville Youth Council NAACP, who were “sitting-in” at white lunch counters in downtown Jacksonville peacefully protesting segregation.
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