Rev. Al Lingo: Lessons Learned from Dr. King
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 – 6:00pm
IBEW Local #712: 217 Sassafras Ln.
Beaver, PA 15009
In 1964, Rev. Lingo was one of several civil rights activists who jumped into a segregated pool at the Monson Motor Lodge in St. Augustine, Florida to protest the hotel restaurant’s refusal to seat Dr. King. The owner of the hotel then poured acid into the pool before activists were hauled out and arrested. These events were captured in photos and shared widely across the nation. A week later, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act.
PIIN is honored to have Al Lingo in our company on June 26, and we hope you’ll join us to hear him share his experiences of fighting for justice alongside Dr. King.
For a preview of Rev. Lingo’s talk, here is a similar talk he gave to PIIN members in February: