Civil Rights Museum opens in St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- St Augustine now has its own Civil Rights Museum.

The Accord Civil Rights Museum opened this month in the Lincolnville neighborhood at 79 Bridge Street, just two blocks from downtown St Augustine.

The museum houses a collection of items from the Civil Rights Movement in St Augustine. It also has photos of Dr. Martin Luther King when he stayed in St Augustine in the 1960s. The building was the first medical office in the city with an integrated waiting room, according to museum chairwoman Elizabeth Duncan. It was also the place were strategic meetings with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were held.

The Civil Rights Museum in St Augustine is open to the public Monday through Friday during the day.


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