Dr. Hayling's Speech at the Capitol
The Florida Conference of Black State Legislators' sponsored a Black History Program, 6 PM, February 16th, at the House Chamber, 4th Floor of the Capitol Building in Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Robert B. Hayling, leader of the St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement was the Keynote Speaker. Many civil rights freedom fighters from the St. Augustine Movement traveled with the 40th ACCORD, Inc. to Tallahassee for this grand event such as Maude B. Jackson, The Freddy Thompson Family, Barbara B. Allen, Janie Price, Audrey Willis, James Jackson, Joann Martin Hughes, Barbara James, Purcell Conway, Joeann Anderson-Ulmer, Barbara Vickers, and Shed Dawson to share their courageous stories with the public. The 40th ACCORD, Inc. displayed memorabilia, pictures, placards, brochures, and maps to enlighten those in attendance about the St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement in the Rotunda of the Capitol.
A special thank you to Sheriff David Shoar for allowing us to display the FINGERPRINTED ARREST CARD w/ Signature of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and sending Sgt. West, Deputy Staggers, and Kelvin Kelshaw (photographer) to participate in this prestigious event.
A very special thank you also to Mr. Del Berg of Palm Coast, FL who allowed us to take an important artifact: the actual first pen used by President Lyndon Baines Johnson to sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
One may view photos of the event by our very own photographer, Mrs. Shirley Williams-Galvin at: Spotted
The Florida Conference of Black State Legislators (FCBSL) is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. whose goals are to champion legislation and community issues that affect the less fortunate constituents they serve. The FCBSL addresses issues and submits changes to the Legislature, Cabinet Officials, State Department Officers and Private Corporations throughout Florida. To accomplish their goals they host substantive, social and sporting events. Proceeds from these events go towards the general operations of the FCBSL and Scholarship Fund
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