St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
81 Bridge Street
ACCORD Freedom Trail
Those who enjoyed her hospitality obliged her by inscribing their names in her family bible. It read like a "Who's Who" of the civil rights movement, including Ralph Abernathy, Andrew Young, C. T. Vivian, Dora McDonald, Fred Shuttlesworth, Hosea Williams, and others.
To see that the accomplishments and sacrifices of those who marched and sat-in and knelt-in and swam-in and waded-in (and were often beaten and jailed) were properly honored for their role in changing America and inspiring the world, Mrs. Tyson served in the 21st century as vice president of ACCORD (the Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations, Inc.).
At a 2008 ceremony at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, on the 40th anniversary of the assassination of her most famous guest, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mrs. Tyson remembered how much he enjoyed her iced tea, and told the press
This Historic Marker is presented this 2nd day of July 2009 by the Northrop Grumman Corporation
Erected 2009 by The 40th Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations, Inc. (ACCORD).
Marker series. This marker is included in the Florida, St. Augustine Freedom Trail, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. marker series.
Location. 29° 53.337′ N, 81° 18.864′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on Bridge Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 81 Bridge Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 84 Bridge Street (a few steps from this marker); 79 Bridge Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 64 Washington Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Mary's Missionary Baptist (about 300 feet away); 76 Washington Street (about 400 feet away); First Baptist Church of St. Augustine (about 600 feet away); 84 St. Benedict Street (about 700 feet away); Elk's Rest (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Augustine.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights •
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