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This is the podcast for the Summer 2011 issue of The Florida Historical Quarterly. The issue features the 2010 Friends of the Florida Historical Society Keynote Lecture "The First Coming of Judeo-Christian Religion to Florida" by Michael Gannon in…

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A Declaration of Intention for Herbert Alexander Wells (1882-1960), the first African American hired by the Florida East Coast Railway Company (FEC). A Declaration of Intention was required for the naturalization of immigrants.Born in the Bahamas in…

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Cary Marshall and Martha Marshall in the yard of their home in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami, Florida. Cary worked at the Indian Creek Golf Club in Miami Beach. Martha also worked in Miami Beach, for a local attorney. Their neighbor's house,…

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Herbert Alexander Wells (1882-1960), the first African American hired by the Florida East Coast Railway Company (FEC), in front his home in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami, Florida. Born in the Bahamas in 1882, Wells migrated to Key West,…

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An obituary for Herbert Alexander Wells (1882-1960), the first African American hired by the Florida East Coast Railway Company (FEC). Born in the Bahamas in 1882, Wells migrated to Key West, Florida, via the Fearless in 1900 and began working for…

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Herbert Alexander Wells (1882-1960), the first African American hired by the Florida East Coast Railway Company (FEC), at the railyard in Savannah, Georgia. Born in the Bahamas in 1882, Wells migrated to Key West, Florida, via the Fearless in 1900…

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A postcard depicting an African-American woman with a basket of vegetables on her head, and a poem used for selling them. This postcard is part of a collection of postcards kept by Lucile Campbell, a schoolteacher in Sanford, Florida, for 30 years.…

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A postcard showing an African-American woman selling "groun-nut" cakes. The postcard includes a poem about groun-nut cakes, which are actually made from peanuts.This postcard is part of a collection of postcards kept by Lucile Campbell, a…

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A postcard depicting a vendor with a basket on her head selling flowers in Charleston, South Carolina, a common practice throughout the year. This postcard is part of a collection of postcards kept by Lucile Campbell, a schoolteacher in Sanford,…

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A postcard depicting Elijah Green (ca. 1838-), a former slave, sitting in front of the Old Slave Mart, located at 6 Chalmers Street in Charleston, South Carolina. Green was said to have been born in 1838 and was one of the few ex-slaves still living…

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The headstone of Private James Walter Grady (1924-1945). A resident of Sanford, Florida, Grady was a private in the U.S. Army during World War II. He died during his service in France and is currently buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and…

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The headstone of Private James Whitley (ca. 1924-1944). A native of Orange County, Florida, Whitely was a private in the U.S. Army during World War II. He died during his service in France and is currently buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and…

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The family history the Lawtons of the Summer Oaks plantation in Thomas County, Georgia. This family history centers around Alexander Benjamin Lawton (1809-1861) and his wife, Narcissa Melissa Lawton (1817-1883). Together, the couple had seven…

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A portrait of Margaret Bethune, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Bethune was the daughter-in-law of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955). She married…

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A portrait of Edward "Rod" R. Rodriguez, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Rodriguez was the foster son of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955). He was…

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An undertaker's memorandum for Amos Arrington (1892-1894), who passed away on August 11, 1894. Arrington was an African-American child who was just under two years old when he died. His address is listed as Middle Street, which was likely in the…

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Patricia Ann Black next to the Heritage Marker #3 of the Georgetown Pathways to History Project, which was developed by the Georgetown Heritage Advisory Committee with assistance from the Sanford Museum and Sanford Historical Society. Georgetown was…

Florida’s Purge: The Johns Committee Witch Hunt, known colloquially as The Committee, is a short film about the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee's investigation of communism and homosexuality amongst students and faculty at Florida…

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An invitation to a ceremony commemorating the completion of the Sanford Avenue Streetscape and the unveiling of several heritage markers. The unveiling of the heritage markers was held in Paulucci Park, located at the southwest corner of First Street…

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Special thanks being given to Patricia Ann Black (1956- ), who can be seen wearing red in the photographs, at a ceremony commemorating the completion of the Sanford Avenue Streetscape and the unveiling of several heritage markers. The unveiling of…

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Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett addressing the audience at a ceremony commemorating the completion of the Sanford Avenue Streetscape and the unveiling of several heritage markers. The unveiling of the heritage markers was held in Paulucci Park, located…

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The ceremony commemorating the completion of the Sanford Avenue Streetscape and the unveiling of several heritage markers. The unveiling of the heritage markers was held in Paulucci Park, located at the southwest corner of First Street and Palmetto…

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An oral history of Luticia Lee, with her daughter, Cathy Lee Dingle. Lee was born in Sanford, Florida, where her mother bought a grocery store on First Street at half-interest in 1910. Lee's mother graduated from Sanford High School in 1913 and Lee…

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An oral history of Dick Quentin Harkey (b. 1942). In 1942, Harkey was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the fifth child in his family. In 1957, his family moved to Gainesville, Georgia. Harkey attended Young Harris College and the University…

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Episode 17 of A History of Central Florida podcasts: Travel Dining. A History of Central Florida Podcast series explores Central Florida's history through the artifacts found in local area museums and historical societies. These podcasts can…

Episode 10 of A History of Central Florida Podcast: Piliklikaha. A History of Central Florida Podcast series explores Central Florida's history through the artifacts found in local area museums and historical societies. These podcasts can involve…

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Oral history told by Peter Newman, playwright, director, and board member of Creative Sanford, Inc., a non-profit organization created to manage Celery Soup: Florida's Folk Life Play community theater productions. Celery Soup's first production was…

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An oral history of 89-year-old Odetta Copper (b. 1921), who was born on June 26, 1921, in France, Florida. She migrated to Sanford in 1946. Copper tells of her strict upbringing and the hardship she faced when growing up with her parents and nine…

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An oral history of Calvert Conklin and Phyllis Conklin. Cal moved from Baltimore, Maryland, to Florida in 1963 and Phyllis was born in Florida. The couple met each other at the University of Illinois, where Cal pursued his doctorate degree after…

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Two women and two children, likely relatives of Henry L. DeForest (1857-1902), along with four African-Americans at the DeForest home in 1905. Called "The Palms," the DeForest home was located at 105 Aldean Drive in Sanford, Florida. DeForest was…

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An African-American agricultural laborer at DeForest Grove, sometime between 1895 and 1905. Henry L. DeForest (1857-1902) was born in Derby, Connecticut, and knew Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) since childhood. In 1870, DeForest came to Florida…

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The Eatonville Speaker edition for June 22, 1889. Eatonville, Florida, was incorporated as one of the first all-black towns in the country on August 15, 1887. The town was named after Josiah C. Eaton, one of the few white landowners who was willing…

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The Long History of the African American Civil Rights Movement in Florida, an exhibit created by Dr. Robert A. Cassanello and his students at the University of Central Florida. The exhibit chronicles both national and local events in the civil rights…

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An oral history of Doris McClendon, a former member of the U.S. Navy. This interview was conducted by Andrew Glen Weeks at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida, on April 11, 2014. The interview was conducted as part of the UCF…

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The Twenty-Second United States Census records for Brevard County, Flagler County, Lake County, Marion County, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, and Volusia County, Florida, for 2000. The census divides the population by gender, race…

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The Twenty-First United States Census records for Brevard County, Flagler County, Lake County, Marion County, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, and Volusia County, Florida, for 1990. The census divides the population by gender, race…

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The Twentieth United States Census records for Brevard County, Flagler County, Lake County, Marion County, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, and Volusia County, Florida for 1980. The census divides the population by gender, race…

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The Nineteenth United States Census records for Brevard County, Flagler County, Lake County, Marion County, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, and Volusia County, Florida, for 1970. The census divides the population by gender, race…

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The Eighteenth United States Census records for Brevard County, Flagler County, Lake County, Marion County, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, and Volusia County, Florida, for 1960. The census divides the population by gender, race…

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The Sixteenth United States Census records for Brevard County, Flagler County, Lake County, Marion County, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, and Volusia County, Florida for 1940. The census divides the population by gender, race…

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The Fifteenth United States Census records for Brevard County, Flagler County, Lake County, Marion County, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, and Volusia County, Florida, for 1930. The census divides the population by gender, race…

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The Seventh United States Census records for Orange County (including present-day Seminole County and part of Lake County and Osceola County) and Marion County for 1850. The census divides the population by race ("White" vs. "Black") and gender. The…

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The lot located at 308-310 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known occupant of Suite 308 was African-American resident Alexander Long in 1911. In 1947, the Joe Moss…

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Trinity United Methodist Church (UMC), located at 526 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida in 2012. Trinity Church was originally named the New Mount Zion Colored Methodist Episcopal (CME)…

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The lot located at 410 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known residents of this lot were two African Americans: Randall Turner in 1911 and Virgil Jones in 1924. Turner…

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The lot located at 205 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. Georgetown was established by the city's founder, Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), as a suburb for black residents in the…

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The lot located at 519 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known occupant of this lot was an African-American resident named Joseph D. Sneed, who lived here from…

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The two-story house, built in 1930, located at 511 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida in 2012. Dr. Edward D. Strickland, a successful Georgetown dentist, resided here in 1926. He had…

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The building located at 506-510 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known residents of Suite 506 were all African Americans: W. M. Walker in 1911, Will Burnett in 1917, and…

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The lots located at 505-507 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known residents of Suite 505 were all African Americans: Washington Crittenden in 1911, Mack Dupree in 1917,…

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The lots located at 501-503 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known residents of Suites 501 were two African Americans: W. M. Walker in 1911 and Rachel Tayes in 1924. In…

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The lot located at 421 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known residents of this lot were all African Americans: Berry M. Gardner from approximately 1911 to 1917, E. D.…

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The lot located at 411-415 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known resident of Suite 411 was E. D. Davis in 1911, followed by Charles Stout in 1917 and Edward Davis in…

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The lot located at 401-403 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known occupant of Suite 401 was Sanford Ice and Cold Storage in 1887. The first known residents were W. M.…

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The lots located at 314-316 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known occupant of Suite 314 an African-American resident named A. Brooks in 1911. By 1917, D.C. Brock, a…

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The lots located at 313-317 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known occupant of Suite 313 was an African-American resident named Burton Williams in 1911. The Diamond Place…

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The lots located at 224 South Sanford Avenue in the Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known occupant this lot was W. C. Martin, who resided here in 1911. Wilbur Forester later resided at this…

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The lots located at 217-219 South Sanford Avenue in the Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known occupant of Suite 217 was Rufus Sheppard, an African American who was listed as a resident here from…

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The lots located at 211-215 South Sanford Avenue in the Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known occupant of Suite 211 was Rosa McCain, who resided here in 1911. In 1917, George H. Kirkland was…

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The lots located at 210-216 South Sanford Avenue in the Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known occupant of Suite 210 was City Shoe Shop Repairs from approximately 1926 to 1965. By 1975, Sanford…

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The lots located at 202-204 South Sanford Avenue in the Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known occupant of 202 South Sanford Avenue was L. L. Daniel, an African American who resided here in 1911.…

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Lot located at 123 South Sanford Avenue in the Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known occupant of this lot was George Latham, an African-American resident, in 1911. Lydia Goodwin, another African…

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The lot located at 118 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known occupant of this lot was Hunt's Tuxedo Feed Store from approximately 1947 to 1975. At the time that this…

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The lots located at 110-114 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known resident of this lot was an African-American barber named F. E. Eaverly in 1911. In 1917, both Eaverly…

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The lot located at 104 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known resident of this address was D. C. Howard in 1917. At the time that this photograph was taken in January…