ACCORD Freedom Trail64 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.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Florida: St. Augustine Freedom Trail series, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. series.|
|Placed By||The 40th Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations, Inc. (ACCORD)|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 6:44am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 469721 N 3306493|
|Decimal Degrees||29.88870000, -81.31358333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 53.322', W 81° 18.815'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 53' 19.32" N, 81° 18' 48.90" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 64 Washington St, St Augustine FL 32084, US|
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