THREE INDUCTED INTO CIVIL RIGHTS HALL
By The News Service of Florida // May 14, 2014
Robert Hayling, James Weldon Johnson and Asa Philip Randolph Permanently Displayed At State Capitol
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – A St. Augustine dentist involved in the 1960s civil-rights movement, an NAACP leader and a labor leader were inducted Wednesday into the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame.
The names of Robert Hayling, James Weldon Johnson and Asa Philip Randolph will be permanently displayed on the state Capitol’s first floor.
Hayling, 84, was a dentist and a Southern Christian Leadership Conference leader in St. Augustine during a period when the city was a focus of the civil-rights movement.
Johnson, who died in 1938, was a Jacksonville native who became an educator, writer, lawyer and NAACP leader.
Randolph, who died in 1979, was a Crescent City native who became a labor leader and activist and played a major role in the 1963 March on Washington.