As part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service, at 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Willie Galimore Community Center, ACCORD Inc. will screen "Crossing In St. Augustine" a documentary by Andrew Young Presents telling the story of the Civil Rights Movement of St. Augustine.
The Rev. Andrew Young, sent to St. Augustine by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was brutally beaten by police while leading a peaceful march in 1964, and returned to tell the story 45 years later. The documentary begins, described as a story of a personal odyssey that will surprise, educate and inspire viewers.
The trip ended with an old fashioned rally at the First Baptist Church where Ambassador Young first spoke during the St. Augustine movement.
In an interview with Renaldo of Square One Entertainment, after the initial screening, of the film, at Clark Atlanta, Young was asked the question as to what motivated him to put this documentary together. His response was &only place in the movement where I got roughed up& a place in the movement that was most violent&most people think Dr. King made a speech and the President signed a bill and we made a march and that was all&shows the lifelong struggle that the people of St. Augustine waged in order that the rest of us world enjoy a Civil Rights Act that desegregated America& got to St. Augustine&had sense enough to realize&the people were right&Ghandi use to say, there go my people, I must catch them for I am their leader&this was a time when I was listening to Martin Luther King as my leader but when I got to St. Augustine, I realized the people were leading the struggle not us.
ACCORD Inc. coordinated the interviews of hometown Heroes and Sheroes for the Documentary such as Janie Price, Audrey Nell Edwards, JoeAnn Anderson-Ulmer, Shed Dawson, Purcell Conway, Barbara B. Allen, Cora Tyson, Dr. Robert B. Hayling (leader of the St. Augustine Movement), Audrey Willis, and Vice Mayor/City Commissioner Errol Jones.
Maude Burroughs-Jackson, who was a student at Florida Memorial College and arrested for peaceful protests was also interviewed for the film as well as former State Attorney Dan R. Warren (now deceased), author of If It Takes All Summer: Martin Luther King, the KKK, and States Rights in St. Augustine, 1964. Rick Matthews, vice president of the Northrop Grumman Corporation was also interviewed because of the financial support of the Freedom Trail: www.accordfreedomtrail.org.
This is a must-see film which is free and open to the public. Limited seating on a first come/first served basis. If one would like to volunteer their services, contact Gwendolyn Duncan at 904 599 7739 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Light Refreshments Served
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Willie Galimore Community Center (Saint Augustine, FL)
399 South Riberia Street
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
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