The Accord Civil Rights Museum, at 79 Bridge Street, will open to the public on select Fridays and Saturdays through February of 2023.
This building was originally the office of a dental surgeon Dr. Rudulph N. Gordon. After his death the building was purchased by Dr. Robert B. Hayling, a dentist and a leader of the civil rights movement in St. Augustine. Dr. Hayling held meetings in his office with other civil rights leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In 2014, the building was opened as a civil rights museum, 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. While an important location for the civil rights movement, this building is not always open to the public and these selected days will allow visitors to tour the exhibits on their own or take a guided tour of the exhibitions.
Admission: Free. Donations accepted.
When: From 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the following Fridays in 2022 — October 7, November 4, and December 2. From 8:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m. on the following Saturdays in 2022 — October 8, November 5; and from 9:00 am. to 1 p.m. on December 3, 2022.
In 2023, on Saturday, January 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Also in February on Friday the 3rd from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m., and on Saturday, February 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Accord Civil Rights Museum, 79 Bridge Street, St. Augustine FL 32084
Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this (publication) (program) (exhibition) (website) do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.