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The Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations, Inc. (BKA, The 40th ACCORD) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization envisioned in 2002, established in 2003, and incorporated in 2004.

Our Mission is "Remembering, Recognizing, and Honoring all those who risked their lives to attain civil rights for all and celebrating St. Augustine's pivotal role in the Civil Rights Act of 1964." We are excited to introduce the 31 historic civil rights markers on the ACCORD Freedom Trail Project presented by The Northrop Grumman Corporation and one by ACCORD Member, Beth Levenbach of Lansdowne, PA.

ACCORD would like to extend our gratitude to The Northrop Grumman Corporation, Beth Levenbach, The Old Town Trolley, Photographer Shirley Williams-Collins, the St. Augustine RECORD, Flowers By Shirley, St. Paul AME Church, American Legion Post 194, The First Baptist Church, and EWLI for their continued support!

Brochures for the Freedom Trail's self-guided tour are available at the St. Augustine Visitor Information Center in Downtown, St. Augustine, Florida.

As of July 2, 2014, the ACCORD Civil Rights Museum located at 79 Bridge Street, St. Augustine, Florida is now open. Please call or text (904) 347-1382 to schedule an appointment.

Visit the CONTACT US PAGE TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MAILING LIST

Want to help us continue our mission of remembering, recognizing, and honoring the heroes of the Civil Rights Movement of St. Augustine? Send your tax deductible donation, in any amount or ACCORD Membership in the amount of $25 per person, per year, made payable to: ACCORD, Inc. and mail to:

ACCORD, Inc
P.O. Box 697
St Augustine, FL 32085-0697

 

For more information on how you, your business, or your organization can get involved, send us an EMAIL today! We are always looking for new members, volunteers, and sponsors. Please click HERE for ACCORD meeting dates and times. All our welcome!


 

MAY 2017

People gathered for a dedication of the restoration work on St. Johns County’s only remaining slave cabin on Monday, May 22, 2017. The restoration project was funded by a grant from Northrop Grumman Corporation.

 

JULY 2014

8th Annual ACCORD Freedom Trail Luncheon & Museum Grand Opening

The ACCORD Civil Rights Museum opened on July 2, 2014, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The museum is located at 79 Bridge Street, the former dental office of Dr. Robert B. Hayling, "Father of the Civil Rights Act."



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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JANUARY 2018

The ACCORD Civil Rights Museum will be open to the public in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 15, 2018. The hours are from 11am - 4pm. No appointment necessary

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MAY 2017

The dedication ceremony for the last standing slave cabin will be held May 22, 2017 at 9:00am. The slave cabin is located at 94 South Street. An additional ACCORD Freedom Trail Marker located alonside the slave cabin will be unveiled during the ceremony.

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ACCORD FREEDOM TRAIL
FEATURE ARTICLE IN FLORIDA
STATE HOMES

You can read the article here

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CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER
DR. ROBERT B. HAYLING
HAS PASSED AWAY
AT THE AGE OF 86

Nov. 20, 1929 - Dec. 22, 2015
Please click photo for press release

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ACCORD CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM OPEN BY APPOINTMENT
Call or text (904) 347-1382 to schedule

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DR. ROBERT B. HAYLING RECEIVED FDA SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

Dr. Robert B. Hayling, D.D.S., !st Lt. USAF Ret. and leader of the St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement received a Special Recognition Award from the Florida State Dental Association, at their 2015 Convention, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee, FL, on June 13th at their Awards Luncheon. Many friends, family, and supporters attended this event. Click Here to view pictures. Click HERE to view FDA Video Tribute

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TEENS WIN SCHOOL AND COUNTY FAIR FIRST PLACE AWARDS FOR EXHIBIT ON THE ST. AUGUSTINE FOUR

Two young Middle School Teens from Ormond Beach did research on the St. Augustine Four, a group of courageous teens arrested and sent to reform school for a "Sit-In" at the St. Augustine Woolworth Lunch Counter in 1963. The teens came by the ACCORD Civil Rights Museum seeking more knowledge about the St. Augustine Civi Rights Movement. The teens left so inspired and did an exhibit: winning first place on the school and county fair levels. The teens made a return visit to take pictures of the ACCORD Civil Rights Museum and to share their good news. Their exhibit will now move on to the State Level. We wish them well.

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CRM DONATIONS APPRECIATED

While volunteering with the NGC Task Force at the ACCORD Civil Rights Museum, Mr. Eric Mitchell of J & J saw the need for more media equipment and supplied the Museum's need. Many thanks to Mr. Mitchell for his benevolence. We greatly appreciate the volunteer service installation of equipment by Mr. Tim Johnson also of J & J. Great job guys!

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THANK YOU NGC TASK FORCE VOLUNTEERS FOR HELPING TO PRESERVE HISTORY

Many thanks to Mr. Mose Countryman & the Northrop Grumman African American Task Force Volunteers for their service in helping to preserve the Echo House Find Documents during their Volunteer Service Day at the ACCORD Civil Rights Museum. Special thanks also to Mr. Eric Mitchell of J & J for pitching in to help. On hand was Dr. Robert B. Hayling giving everyone some first hand accounts of his experiences during the 1963 -`64 Civil Rights Movement.

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COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dalonja Duncan, President Elect
Cora Tyson, Vice President
Julia Heckendorn,Secretary
Audrey Willis, Treasurer
June Conway, Financial Secretary
Elizabeth Duncan, Museum Chair, Graphic Design, Webmaster
Dr. Priscilla Duncan, DPt, MPHR Co-Chair, Marketing Director
David Nolan, Historian & Co-Chair
Gwendolyn Duncan, President Emeritus and Archivist


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