Goldsboro Collection

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Hawkins' Meat Market, 2011
The former location of Hawkins' Meat Market on West Thirteenth Street in Goldsboro of Sanford, Florida. The Hawkins family owned the grocery store next door to their home, and provided meat and other goods for both Goldsboro and Sanford residents…

Map of Goldsboro, Orange County, Florida
A plat of a handdrawn lot given to Orange County, Florida when Goldsboro was established. The map shows plots along Goldsboro Avenue (present-day West Thirteenth Street and Historic Goldsboro Avenue), Lincoln Street (present-day West Thirteenth…

Home of Marva Y. Hawkins, 2011
The Hawkins residence near West Thirteenth Street in Goldsboro, an historic African-Amercan neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The Hawkins owned the grocery store next door to their home called Hawkins' Meat Market, which provided meat and other goods…

In this oral history, Marva Y. Hawkins recounts her life living in Goldsboro, a historic African-American community in Sanford, Florida. Her mother was the owner of the neighborhood grocery store, Hawkins' Meat Market, located off of West Thirteenth…

Dr. Stephen Caldwell Wright was born and raised in Goldsboro, an historic African-American community in Sanford, Florida. He lived in Sanford for most of his early life, except for one year in Lakeland for ninth grade. He attended Goldsboro…

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Title

Goldsboro Collection

Alternative Title

Goldsboro Collection

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)

Description

Collection of digital images, documents, and other records depicting the history of Goldsboro, an historic African-American community in Sanford, Florida. Series descriptions are based on special topics, the majority of which students focused their metadata entries around.

On December 1, 1891, William Clark, an African-American store owner and businessman, organized 19 other black registered voters to incorporate the town of Goldsboro, which was the second African-American city to be incorporated in Florida. Goldsboro's early economy was driven by rail yards, fields, groves, ice houses, and produce houses. A year after its incorporation, Goldsboro opened a school led by Katie Stubbins.

Goldsboro, which is located near Sanford, prevented that city from expanding further west. Instead, the City of Sanford passed a resolution to absorb Goldsboro, despite opposition from the latter town's officials. Nonetheless, the Florida State Legislated revoked Goldsboro's incorporation to allow its absorption into Sanford on April 6, 1911. The identity of Goldsboro began to erode as the City of Sanford renamed several of its historical streets. In 2007, Goldsboro was included in plans for Sanford's revitalization efforts. In 2011, the Goldsboro Historical Museum was opened in the town at the site of its original post office.

Contributor

Firpo, Julio R.

Is Part Of

Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Goldsboro, Sanford, Florida

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"The Rich History of Goldsboro." Goldsboro Historical Museum. http://www.goldsboromuseum.com/The-History-of-Goldsboro.html.
Robison, Jim. "Political Sham - The Rise and Fall of Goldsboro." The Orlando Sentinel, September 1, 1991. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1991-09-01/news/9108310447_1_sanford-goldsboro-hurston.
Robison, Jim. "Political Sham - The Rise and Fall of Goldsboro." The Orlando Sentinel, September 20, 1992. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1992-09-20/news/9209180388_1_sanford-railroads-goldsboro.
Imperiale, Nancy. "Discovering A Lost City Historian Finds Surprising Past Of The Goldsboro Community." The Orlando Sentinel, May 20, 1990. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1990-05-20/news/9005190395_1_sanford-goldsboro-elliott.
González, Eloísa Ruano. "New Goldsboro history museum preserves town's forgotten lore." The Orlando Sentinel, November 12, 2011. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-11-12/news/os-goldsboro-history-museum-20111112_1_goldsboro-avenue-novelist-zora-neale-hurston-museum-documents.
Flewellyn, Valada S. African Americans of Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2009.

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