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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!


 

JULY 2014

8th Annual ACCORD Freedom Trail Luncheon & Museum Grand Opening

 

JULY 2013

7th Annual ACCORD Freedom Trail Luncheon

 

JULY 2, 2012

6th Annual ACCORD Freedom Trail Luncheon

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JULY 2, 2011

5th Annual ACCORD Freedom Trail Luncheon

 

JULY 2. 2010

4th Annual Freedom Trail Luncheon Videos:
(see About ACCORD page for more videos)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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ACCORD PRESENTS
NIGHT OUT AT THE MUSEUM

Join us Friday, September 18, 2015, 6PM-9PM at the ACCORD Civil Rights Museum located at 79 Bridge Street, St. Augustine, Florida for a night of history, reflections, and refreshments. Special Guests Dr. Robert B. Hayling, at his former dental office, and Attorney Lorenzo "Eric" Chambliss from Fremont, CA, will share with you their personal accounts of the St. Augustine, Civil Rights Movement. Call Gwen Duncan (904) 599-7739 for reservations. For event flyer, please Click HERE. For SAVE THE DATE flyer, please Click HERE.

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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

THE PALM COAST AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL SOCIETY HONORS TEN WITH THE PHENOMINAL WOMAN AWARD

Gwendolyn Duncan, President Emeritus of the Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations, Inc. (ACCORD) was chosen as one of ten recipients of the 2015 Phenominal Woman Award. The Ceremony was held on June 12th. Click HERE for more information.

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.

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!

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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