WJCT Documentaries Ax Handle Saturday: 50 Years Later
Documentary about the Ax Handle Saturday attack in downtown Jacksonville in 1960. Details
Program: WJCT Documentaries
Episode: Ax Handle Saturday: 50 Years Later
"Ax Handle Saturday 50 Years Later" is a documentary about the infamous day of August 27, 1960. On that date, 200 whites with ax handles and baseball bats attacked 35 members of the Jacksonville Florida Youth Council NAACP who were peacefully protesting segregation by sitting-in at a white lunch counter. They also attacked all Black persons simply shopping downtown.
Premiere Date: 08/27/2010
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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