Motel manager poured acid in the pool while black people were swimming in 1964
Among the most alleged images in history is that of James Brock, the motel manager, who poured acid into the pool where black people were swimming.
The photo was taken by Horace Cort at the Monson Motor Lodge swimming pool on 18th of June 1964.
In reality, the famous photo shows a group of black and white inclusionists during a 1964 protest.
The demonstration was related to the St. Augustine Campaign, named after the town where it took place in Florida.
Violent reactions have resulted in many peaceful protests and marches and tricky protests.
On June 11, 1964, after being requested to leave its secluded restaurant, Martin Luther King, Jr was arrested for infringement at Monson Motor Lodge.
This led a number of black and white demonstrators to jump into the pool as a planned strategy to end racial in the “White Only” motel pools.
White people who were paying for motel rooms welcomed blacks to join them as their guests in the motel pool. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his colleagues organized this swimming.
In an attempt to disconnect the party, Jimmy Brock, Motel Manager, poured a bottle of Muriatic Acid into the swimming pool and eventually left the building.
One of the swimmers, who knew the acid-to-pool ratio was so high that it was not a threat to them, was drinking a handful of pool water to sooth the fears of other swimmers.
Numerous people from that time remember Brock in the acid incident as being more the victim.
What the protesters heard, however, was the word “acid” It was nervous to everyone but finally convinced others to not be afraid because the amount of acid was small to the amount of water in the pool. And then a policeman jumped in to have the demonstrators arrested.
After the incident, in this acid incident, many people from that time believed that James Brock was more the victim. That unfortunate event has left an unwanted and indelible legacy.
“The brunt of this kind was caught by Jimmy. He has been a good man, “said his long-standing friend and fellow hotelier, Eddy Mussallem. “They had to choose a hotel, so Jimmy’s hotel was chosen. I told him he did a dumb thing every time. The pressures on James Brock were placed on civil rights and militant whites to fight integration.
In his house in St. Augustine Jimmy Brock died in 2007. He was just 85 years old.
In March 2003, despite five years of protests, the Monson Motor Lodge and swimming pool were demolished, removing one of Civil Rights Movement’s country landmarks. On the site, a Hotel Hilton was constructed.