St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
111 Lincoln Street
ACCORD Freedom Trail
It was home to two generations of the Moran family. Horace Moran was the chef at the Monson Hotel on the bayfront for half a century, and in the 1920s he was president of the company that put out The Home Circle Weekly, one of the pioneer black publications in St. Augustine.
Moran was active in St. Mary’s Baptist Church, and from the mid-1920s on, this served as the church parsonage.
A notable resident was Rev. Thomas A. Wright, who was not only pastor of the church from 1954 until 1962, but also president of the St. Augustine NAACP and a key figure in the civil rights movement. His wife Affie taught at nearby Excelsior School.
Threats against the family led the Wrights to move to Gainesville, where he pastored Mt. Carmel Baptist Church from 1962 until 2006. He served for many years as president of the Alachua County NAACP. His daughter, LaVon Wright Bracy, became the first black graduate of Gainesville High School in 1965.
Rev. Wright is the author of seven books, including Courage in Persona (1993), one of St. Augustine’s most important twentieth century autobiographies.
This Historical Marker is Presented
Erected 2008 by The 40th ACCORD, Inc.
Location. 29° 53.067′ N, 81° 18.909′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on Lincoln Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Lincoln Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 222 Riberia Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Twine Park (about 400 feet away); 112 M.L. King Avenue (about 400 feet away); 102 M.L. King Avenue (about 500 feet away); 113 DeHaven Street (about 600 feet away); 97 M.L. King Avenue (about 600 feet away); 120 DeHaven Street (about 700 feet away); Black Catholic Heritage (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Notable Buildings •
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