On June 18, 1964, African American and white protesters attempted to desegregate the pool at the Monson Motor Lodge in St. Augustine, Florida.
Outraged, the owner dumped acid into the protester-filled pool in an attempt to force them to leave. Protesters were eventually dragged out of the pool by police officers and sent to jail.
Two of the protesters reflected on the day in this Storycorps conversation.
Below are more stories from the history of the Freedom Movement in Florida.