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Welcome to the ACCORD Freedom Trail Website

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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FEBRUARY 2022

Celebrate Black History Month with ACCORD. Historian David Nolan will be conducting free museum tours to be held on February 12, 19, & 26. RSVPs are required. To make a reservation, Email:

info@historiccoastculture.com

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FEBRUARY 24, 2022

ACCORD will host a Volunteer Interest Meeting and Museum Tour on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 6:00PM. Please RSVP by 2/21/2022 at:

contact@accordfreedomtrail.org

For more information, Click HERE

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JUNE 2018

The ACCORD Newsletter for June 2018 is now available. Click here to download.

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MAY 2018

The ACCORD Civil Rights Museum will host the 2018 West Point Cadets Civil Rights Staff Ride on Wed. May 30, 2018. This event is open to the public and will begin at 3PM. This is the 3rd year the cadets and staff will be visiting the museum.

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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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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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COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dalonja Duncan, President
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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