Elizabeth Duncan of St. Augustine, Florida - Is Chairman
The Civil Rights Museum of St. Augustine Inc., Board of Directors
P.O. Box 3995
St. Augustine, Florida 32085-3995
Learn more about donations and naming opportunities in the museum: at http://www.accordfreedomtrail.org/
Contact: Lorraine McLaughlin at (904) 217-7999.Make checks for donation to:
The Rudcarlie Building at 79 Bridge Street was built in the 1950's by Dr. Rudolph N. Gordon (1901-1959) and named for the members of his family. Rudolph, Carlotta, and Rosalie. It was the first medical/dental office constructed in St. Augustine without racially segregated waiting rooms.
After Dr. Gordon's death, the office was rented to Dr. Robert B. Hayling, a dentist who became a prominent leader of the civil rights movement in St. Augustine. Many of the planning sessions for the movement were held here, with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others.
Dr. Gordon's widow, Mrs. Rosalie Gordon-Mills (1907-2004) made history in 1965 when she became the first black woman in 400 years to seek public office in St. Augustine, as a candidate for the City Commission.
Executive and Advisory Board
Elizabeth Duncan - Chairman
Dr. Robert B. Hayling - Advisor
Vivian Sanks - King, Esq. - Legal Advisor
Beverly A. Sanks - Guidry - Advisor
Gwendolyn Duncan - Historical Events and Artifacts
Lorraine McLaughlin - Finance and Fundraising
Daryl Price - Finance - Fundraising
Kathy Price - Events/Fundraising
Brenda Frinks - Events/Fundraising
Michael Gallen - Events/Fundraising
Honorary Boad of Directors
Attorney Dan Warren, Emeritus - Deceased
Dr. William T. Abare, Jr.
Minister Richard P. Burton, Sr.
Board of Directors
Dr. Priscilla Duncan
Shirley Williams Galvin
Dr. Henry Thomas