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Long before the nationwide Black Lives Matter Movement, there was a core of African-American student activists in St. Augustine. Documentary filmmaker and former Jacksonville television reporter Clennon L. King’s (pictured)  2015 film Passage at St. Augustine: The 1964 Black Lives Matter Movement That Transformed America takes an unflinching look at that racially charged climate of the Oldest City then, with input from the locals who were engaged in a 15-month battle that led directly to passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. The University of North Florida celebrates Black History Month with a screening of the award-winning documentary, followed by a conversation and Q&A session with King.
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6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, University of North Florida’s Robinson Theater, free event, registration required, unf.edu.

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