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Resources for National History Day: Documentaries

This guide was designed to assist middle school students discover resources for their history day projects.

"Dare Not Walk Alone"

Dare Not Walk Alone is an independent feature-length documentary that explores the civil rights movement and its aftermath in St. Augustine, Florida. Written and directed by Jeremy Dean, this film has been featured in numerous festivals and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary in 2009. 

For more information, or to purchase the documentary, visit: http://www.darenotwalkalone.com

St. Augustine Demonstration Against Segregated Beaches

This film provides extensive footage of civil rights protests in St. Augustine. It shows demonstrations by blacks on Butler Beach in St. Augustine, counter demonstrations by whites, speeches made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Governor Farris Bryant, and speeches by segregationists such as Reverend Connie Lynch, Richard "Hoss" Manucy, and Klansman J.B. Stoner. It also includes scenes of the highway patrol sent in to assist local law enforcement officials.

To see full-length versions of this and other videos from the State Archives of Florida, visit Florida Memory Civil Rights Videos.

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