The Story Of Flagler College’s First 50 Years Told Through The People, Places And Things That Shaped It

Each of the 50 people, places and things that we selected represent a major milestone in the development of Flagler College. Our selections include the expected and the unexpected, ordinary, everyday objects and the extraordinary people that helped us turn nouns into verbs and change lives. Together, they tell our story. But it is not the complete story. Like all milestones, they indicate how far we have come. They do not measure the thousands of stepping stones, those everyday moments, the hard work and dedication, that got us to those key celebrated moments in our rich history.

Footsteps of History

These bronze footsteps memorialize Ambassador Andrew Young’s historic civil rights visit to St. Augustine. In September 2013, Flagler College unveiled the Civil Rights Library of St. Augustine – an internet-based multimedia archive documenting the St. Augustine civil rights movement. The interdisciplinary project includes archival footage from Young, a civil rights leader and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. associate. Thanks to the efforts of history Professor Michael Butler and his former student Jillian McClure, ‘11. Young donated interviews from his documentary “Crossing in St. Augustine” to Flagler College. “Crossing in St. Augustine” documents the civil rights struggle in St. Augustine in the 1960s, which drew national attention and helped galvanize support for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.