Dare Not Walk Alone
Dare Not Walk Alone powerfully reveals the hidden history of the civil rights movement in historic St. Augustine, Florida. Here, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s efforts at integration resulted in a horrific incident at a motel pool, in which the motel owner shockingly poured acid on a group of protestors. The incident directly influenced Lyndon Johnson to sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964, yet this historical catalyst has been all but forgotten. Today, the city bears little evidence of its role in history, and black residents face failing schools and an unfair justice system. By examining both past and present, this documentary bridges the gap between the ideals of the civil rights era and the new struggles of the hip-hop generation.