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[[File:Monson Motor Lodge.jpg|alt=Black and white photograph of King and Brock discussing segregation at the motel|thumb|King and Brock discuss the latter's inability to receive the former to dine at the [[Monson Motor Lodge|Monson Motor Lodge's]] segregated restaurant; King is arrested moments later]]
The '''Monson Motel swim-in''' was an event that took place during the [[Civil rights movement|struggle for Civil Rights in the United States]] which occurred on June 18, 1964 at the [[Monson Motor Lodge]], Florida. The campaign in June–July 1964 was led by [[Robert Hayling]], [[Martin Luther King Jr.]], [[Ralph Abernathy]], [[Andrew Young]], [[Hosea Williams]], [[C. T. Vivian]], [[Fred Shuttlesworth]], among others. St Augustine was chosen to be the next battleground against [[Racial segregation in the United States|racial segregation]] on account of it being both highly racist yet also relying heavily on the [[Yankee]] [[Tourism|tourism dollar]]. Furthermore, the city was due to celebrate its 400th anniversary the following year, which would heighten the campaign's profile even more. Nightly marches were organized to the [[Slave market|Slave Market]], which were regularly attacked and the marchers were beaten.
 
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