On Thursday, February 8, PIIN will suspend the standard protocol for our monthly Board of Directors meeting to hear from Al Lingo, a white Protestant minister who worked with Dr. Martin Luther King in St. Augustine, Florida and Selma, Alabama in the 1960s.
In 1964, Al Lingo was one of several civil rights advocates who jumped into a segregated pool filled with acid at the Monson Motor Lodge in downtown St. Augustine to protest the restaurant’s refusal to seat Dr. King. When the pool protest began, the lodge manager poured acid into the water to force demonstrators out. The images of the protest went viral, embarrassing the nation and culminating in President Lyndon B. Johnson demanding passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
PIIN is honored to have Al Lingo in our company on February 8, and we hope you’ll join us to hear him share his treasure trove of experiences fighting for justice alongside Dr. King.
Al Lingo: Lessons Learned from Dr. King
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary: 616 N. Highland Ave.
Knox Room (Main Floor of Seminary)