St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
8 Dr. R.B. Hayling Place
ACCORD Freedom Trail
In 2003, this street was renamed to honor Dr. Hayling. A banner hung for the ceremony proclaimed him "Father of the Civil Rights Act of 1964". He was presented with a plaque from his former neighbors, who were known as "The Scott Street 11" for their civil rights activities. The ceremony was significant as the beginning of a concerted effort to honor the many heroes of the civil rights movement in St. Augustine as its 40th anniversary approached.
This Historical Marker Presented this 2nd Day of July, 2007 by: Northrop Grumman
Erected 2007 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 marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 8 Dr. R.B. Hayling Place, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 570 Christopher Street (about 700 feet away); S.D.W. Smith, Ancient City, Mt. Horeb #20 (about 700 feet away); 262 West King Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); 57 Chapin Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); 96 Evergreen Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Zora Neale Hurston (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Also see . . . ACCORD Freedom Trail website. (Submitted on May 16, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
Additional keywords. The St. Augustine Freedom Trail
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Heroes • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2008, by Gwendolyn Duncan of St. Augustine, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,651 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2008, by Gwendolyn Duncan of St. Augustine, Florida. 3. submitted on May 5, 2008, by Gwendolyn Duncan of St. Augustine, Florida. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.