ACCORD Freedom TrailThis house was built in 2008 by Habitat for Humanity for one of the Ancient City's civil rights heroes, Audrey Nell Edwards. Along with JoeAnn Anderson Ulmer, Samuel White, and Willie Carl Singleton, she was one of the "St. Augustine Four." As young teenagers, they were arrested for seeking service at the segregated lunch counter of the local Woolworth store on July 18, 1963, and spent the next six months in jail and reform school when they refused to sign a statement for the County Judge that they would no longer take part in civil rights demonstrations. Their case attracted national attention as an example of injustice, and pressure from around the country finally forced the governor and cabinet of Florida to free them in January 1964. They had missed Thanksgiving and Christmas with their families, but they had shown that the civil rights movement could not be crushed. The St. Augustine Four were praised for their steadfastness by Jackie Robinson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (who called them "my warriors").
|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||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 5:53am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 467435 N 3307238|
|Decimal Degrees||29.89536667, -81.33728333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 53.722', W 81° 20.237'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 53' 43.32" N, 81° 20' 14.22" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 650 Julia St, St Augustine FL 32084, US|
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