Freedom TrailThe event that brought the civil rights movement in St. Augustine to international attention was the arrest of Mary Parkman Peabody (1891-1981), the 72-year old mother of the Governor of Massachusetts, for trying to be served in a racially integrated group at the Ponce de Leon Motor Lodge on March 31, 1964. The socially prominent Mrs. Peabody, whose husband was an Episcopal bishop, and who was related to Eleanor Roosevelt, stayed here at 177 Twine Street when she was not in the St. Johns County Jail. She was the guest of Mrs. Loucille Plummer (1924-1978) a nurse and civil rights activist.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Florida: St. Augustine Freedom Trail series|
|Placed By||The 40th Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations, Inc. (ACCORD)|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:11am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 469732 N 3305542|
|Decimal Degrees||29.88011667, -81.31345000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 52.807', W 81° 18.807'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 52' 48.42" N, 81° 18' 48.42" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 177 Twine St, St Augustine FL 32084, US|
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