It was never about a hotdog and a Coke Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B0052F49O6
- Publisher : WingSpan Press (May 23, 2011)
- Publication date : May 23, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 2119 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 205 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #598,872 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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On Saturday, August 27, 1960, after one such sit-in, 16-year-old Hurst and his fellow demonstrators were greeted by 200 angry whites armed with ax handles and bats and beaten bloody. This event was underreported by the white-run Florida Times-Union, and in fact, received more thorough news coverage from papers outside of Jacksonville. Like Mr. Hurst, I am also from Jacksonville, and Ax Handle Saturday was not something they taught in sixth grade social studies over two decades after it happened. (In fact, I never knew such a thing had happened until I read this book the first time.)
The most important take-away from this account is that as Mr. Hurst says...the sit-ins and demonstrations in the fight against segregation and for equal rights were never about "a hot dog and a Coke." They were about human dignity and respect. As the old saying goes, if we don't learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. And those of us who believe in peace, compassion, and equality for all must keep fighting the good fight together.