Ax Handle Saturday

Ax Handle Saturday

09/08/2020 | 28m 31s | Video has closed captioning.

Ax Handle Saturday, also known as the Jacksonville riot of 1960, was a racially motivated attack that took place in Hemming Park in Jacksonville, Florida, on August 27, 1960. A group of white men attacked African Americans who were engaging in sit-in protests opposing racial segregation. The attack took its name from the ax handles used by the attackers.

Aired: 09/08/20

Rating: TV-14

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Ax Handle Saturday is a local public television program presented by WJCT.