The fight to remove confederate-era monuments has settled securely into St. Augustine, Fla., the ancient seaside town that also hosted a civil rights movement in the 1960s. The modern movement is led largely by Rev. Ron Rawls. Rawls is the pastor of the St. Paul A.M.E. Church in historic Lincolnville, which was often used as a meeting place in the 1960s for the likes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his supporters.
On Nov. 18, it was chosen as the starting point for a rally to remove the confederate-era monuments in downtown St. Augustine. Over 100 people marched from St. Paul A.M.E. church to the Plaza de la Constitución.
A protestor and member of the Jacksonville Progressive Coalition holds up her fist as three million Christmas lights are turned on all at once. For the people who want the confederate-era monuments removed, the statues are more than a piece of history - they are a constant reminder of slavery and oppression against minorities.