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:
8th Annual ACCORD Freedom Trail Luncheon & Museum Grand Opening
JULY 2, 2012
JULY 2, 2011
JULY 2. 2010
TO MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TO ACCORD
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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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