Welcome to the ACCORD Freedom Trail Website
The 40th Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations, Inc. (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 30 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 Ripleys "Red" Sightseeing Train, United Way of SJC, Photographer Shirley Williams-Galvin, the St. Augustine RECORD, 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. Want to help us continue our mission of remembering, recognizing, and honoring the heroes of the Civil Rights Movement of St. Augustine? Send your ACCORD memberships and/or donations to:
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!
JULY 2, 2012
JULY 2, 2011
JULY 2. 2010
4th Annual Freedom Trail Luncheon Videos:
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
ACCORD Meeting Dates, Click HERE
7th Annual ACCORD Freedom Trail Luncheon, July 2, 2013
1964 St. Augustine Civil Rights Activist, Joanne Willis, of Indianapolis, Indiana is the Keynote Speaker for the 7th Annual ACCORD Freedom Trail Luncheon. The lunchon will be held at the beautiful and historic Casa Monica Hotel on July 2, 2013: the 49th Anniversary of the Signing of the Landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. We also will be honoring the Heroes and Sheroes of the St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement. For more information, click HERE. Want to donate a page in our Freedom Trail Luncheon booklet? Click HERE.
City's Highest Honor to be Presented at ACCORD Freedom Trail Luncheon
Dr. Robert B. Hayling will be presented the City of St. Augustine's highest honor: The Order of La Florida at the 7th Annual ACCORD Freedom Trail Luncheon, July 2, 2013 at the Casa Monica Hotel. Please click HERE for more information.
YMCA of Lauderhill, Florida on the ACCORD Freedom Trail
48 Students and 10 chaperones from the Lauderhill, FL YMCA, on an 8-day College Tour, makes a stop in St. Augustine to visit the ACCORD Freedom Trail. For more information click HERE.
Dr. Robert B. Hayling to Receive The Order of La Florida Award from the City of St. Augustine, Florida
The highest honor that the City of St. Augustine can bestow upon its citizenry is the Order of La Florida. On January 28th, after a heated debate, the City Commissioners changed the antiquated rules and will give the honor to two nominees. Please click HERE for more information.
ACCORD Screening Documentary "Crossing In St. Augustine" for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Come one! Come all! "FREE" Screening of Civil Rights Documentary by Andrew Young Presents on Monday, January 21st, 2-4 PM, 399 South Riberia Street, St. Augustine, FL. Click HERE for more infomation. For St. Augustine RECORD Article, Click HERE.
Visit the ACCORD Freedom Trail presented by Northrop Grumman
There are 31 markers on the Freedom Trail which tell the stories and mark the sites relevant to the Civil Rights Movement of St. Augustine. Walk along the trail where history was made. For ACCORD Freedom Trail Maps/Brochures, visit the St. Augustine/St. Johns County Visitors Information Center. To Sample the Audio Tour, Click HERE.
ACCORD Participating in Birdies for Charity and you can be eligible to Win $5000 for yourself and us.
ACCORD will be among charitable groups participating in the Players Birdies for Charity Program: an opportunity for charitable organizations to utilize THE PLAYERS Championship tournament to further their fundraising initiatives. Starting January 7, 2013 and continuing until Wednesday, May 8, 2013, charities will have 4 months to solicit donations. One can guess the number of birdies that will be made at the 2013 PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT. and be eligible to win $5000 for yourself and your charity. For more information and to make a donation, click HERE
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Dalonja Duncan, President Elect
Audrey Willis, Treasurer
June Conway, Financial Secretary
Dr. Priscilla Duncan, DPt, MPHR Co-Chair, Marketing Director
Candace Duncan, MIB, Financial Consultant