january, 2020

wed08jan11:30 AM12:30 PMBrown Bag Lunch: Summer of '64Presented by Scott Grant11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Main Branch

Event Details

The Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine are thrilled to welcome back local historian, Scott Grant. You may remember him from his presentation last year on the sinking of the SS Gulfamerica near the shore of Jacksonville during WWII.  This month he will be presenting on the pivotal events that happened both nationwide and here in St. Augustine that led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964. Learn about Martin Luther King Jr.’s arrest and days spent in the St. Johns County jail, the infamous pool event at the Monson Motor Lodge that was made famous all over the world with a single photograph, and the arrest of 17 rabbis who were praying as a form of protest. These key events in June of 1964 led to the signing of the Civil Rights Act on July 2nd, 1964.

As a Cornell Graduate, Scott Grant has sharpened his expertise with some of the best. With over 32 years experience in the Stock Market, he is known, not only for his lively debate, but an excellent chess player, notable pop history expert, financial columnist, and successful business owner. Grant studied economics and history at Cornell before working on Wall Street while earning a Law Degree from Rutgers. He is the author of the recently published The Merchant of Death is Dead: True Stories of the Progress of Humanity. He is also the president and CEO of Standfast Asset Management, LLC.

This program is free and open to the public. Seating begins at 11:00 am and the presentation starts at 11:30 am. Light refreshments will be provided by Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine. For additional information, please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940.


(Wednesday) 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Main Branch