64 Washington Street

64 Washington Street (HM4PK)

Location: St Augustine, FL 32084 St Johns County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 53.322', W 81° 18.815'

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ACCORD Freedom Trail

64 Washington Street was the Florida State Headquarters of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during and after the civil rights demonstrations of 1964. SCLC was founded in 1957 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. after the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-56. The first executive director of SCLC was a former St. Augustinian, Dr. John Tilley (1898-1971). He had lived here while serving as president of Florida Normal (later Florida Memorial) College in the 1940s. In charge of the SCLC office here was Mrs. Loucille Plummer (pictured), a nurse who had lost her job because of her civil rights activities.

The building at 64 Washington Street also housed the Roayl Palm Barber Shop of Ernest Wells, one of the civil rights pioneers of St. Augustine, as well as a grocery store operated by Chris Lightburn, the celebrated alligator wrestler who was a co-founder, with jazz musician Doug Carn, of the annual Lincolnville Festival in 1979.

This Historical Marker Presented this 2nd Day of July, 2007 by Northrop Grumman
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HM NumberHM4PK
Series This marker is part of the Florida: St. Augustine Freedom Trail series, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. series.
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe 40th Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations, Inc. (ACCORD)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 6:44am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469721 N 3306493
Decimal Degrees29.88870000, -81.31358333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.322', W 81° 18.815'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 19.32" N, 81° 18' 48.90" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 64 Washington St, St Augustine FL 32084, US
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