J.T. Johnson > Chuck Norris

16 Apr

This is a snippet from a CNN article, Friday’s Intriguing People.

Was this hotel being run by a racist Abominable Dr. Phibes?

“No, Martha – not the shotgun. Go git that big bar’l-a acid I got sittin’ out in the kitchen.”

J.T. Johnson

To make significant change, you’ve got to jump into the deep end of the pool. Some 45 years ago, St. Augustine, Florida, was a segregated city. African-Americans were attacked and injured for attempting to swim near whites – even in the ocean.

During one demonstration, J.T. Johnson and others jumped into a swimming pool at a local motel. The motel’s white owner then poured acid into the water, and police were called in – all caught on news cameras. Immediately after the incident, President Lyndon Johnson demanded passage of the Civil Rights Act.

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