Saturday, August 27, 1960: 'Ax Handle Saturday'

A sit-in demonstration turns violent in Jacksonville, Florida, when black protesters are attacked by whites as the protesters leave Woolworth and W.T. Grant stores. Dozens of people -- protesters and bystanders alike -- are injured, and the event gains national attention. (Click on "civil rights" tag for earlier related posts.)

* Anniversary coverage from Florida Times-Union: @
* "It Was Never About a Hot Dog and a Coke" (book: @ and video: @)
* Life magazine coverage (September 12 issue): @

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