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Deep South Dispatch: Memoir of a Civil Rights Journey

November 4 @ 5:00 pm - November 5 @ 1:00 pm

Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations (ACCORD) is hosting a second weekend of its Fall speakers series. Based on the book Deep South Dispatch: Memoir of a Civil Rights Journalist by John N. Herbers, this second talk of the series and will feature Dr. Claudia Slate and Anne Rosen (a contributor to the book) in discussion. Rosen and Slate are the daughters of the late Herbers, a former New York Times reporter who covered the civil rights movement for more than a decade. His memoir is a stunning and deeply personal account that includes vivid descriptions of Martin Luther King’s defiance of Jim Crow laws in St. Augustine that contributed to the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Registrations is suggested, but not required. Participants are welcome to explore the ACCORD Museum to learn about St. Augustine’s Civil Rights history through guided and self-led tours, a trolley tour of 25 Civil Rights sites in St. Augustine (registration required), and to further engage with Dr. Slate and Ms. Rosen at a Meet & Greet the day following the lecture.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, November 4, 5 – 8:30PM: Museum visitation and tours

Friday, November 4, 6PM: Discussion: Deep South Dispatch: Memoir of a Civil Rights Journalist

Saturday, November 5, 8:30AM – 1PM: Museum visitation and tours

Saturday, November 5, 11AM: Meet & Greet with Dr. Slate and Ms. Rosen

Saturday, November 5, 9 – 10:30AM: Freedom Trail Trolley Tours

This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations, Inc.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

November 4 @ 5:00 pm -
November 5 @ 1:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Dr. Claudia Slate, Professor Emerita of English, Florida Southern College; Anne Rosen, freelance journalist
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Event Contact:

Elizabeth Duncan
(904) 347-1382

Event Venue:

79 Bridge Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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(904) 347-1382

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