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A painting by Mattie L. Starke, who was a librarian and Jones High School. The painting hangs in the Jones High School Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for…

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The Jones High School Historical Society Inc. was formed in 1995 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the schools founding in 1895. The historical society opened and maintains a museum on site at Jones High School. James “Chief” Wilson and…

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A graduating class at Jones High School. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for African-Americans. The original building was located on the corner of Garland…

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Jones High School in 1985. The photograph appeared in the Jones High School yearbook that year. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for African-Americans. The…

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A Jones High School classroom in 1972. The photograph appeared in the 1972 Jones High School yearbook. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for African-Americans.…

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An integrated class assembly at Jones High School in 1970. The photograph appeared in the Jones High School yearbook that year. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school…

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Newspaper collage from the 1970 Jones High School yearbook. The articles describe a lottery in which teachers' names were drawn from a fishbowl to determine which school they would be assigned to. The county implemented this policy after the courts…

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Newspaper collage from the 1970 Jones High School yearbook. The articles describe the Orange County teachers strike of 1969, in which 27 teachers stayed home in protest of the county's decision to move black students to white schools and convert…

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Jones High School Home Economics class in 1957. The photograph appeared in the 1957 Jones High School yearbook. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for…

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Jones High School in the 1970s. A sign reads, "Welcome to Jones High School", and a school bus and several cars are parked outside. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public…

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Jones High School in 1962. The aerial view of the high school was featured in the Sixteenth Annual North State Band Festival Program for the Florida Association of Band Directors. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando,…

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Jones High School in 1957. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for African-Americans. The original building was located on the corner of Garland Avenue and Church…

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Jones High School in the 1940s. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for African-Americans. The original building was located on the corner of Garland Avenue and…

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Jones High School's twelfth grade class of 1931. This was the first class to go through all 12 years at the renamed school. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for…

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Jones High School students from the 1920s. Three rows of 29 male students pose in front of the school. The boys all wear hats and one holds and American flag. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School…

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Jones High School's tenth grade class of 1928. Three rows of 16 children pose in front of the school with a teacher and Principal L.C. Jones. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area…

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L.C. Jones, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1912-1931. When Jones became principal of what was then known as the Johnson Academy, the first area public school for African-Americans was located on the corner of Chatham Avenue…

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Teachers at the Johnson Academy. Standing from left to right is Mr. Gruggie, Mrs. Douglas, Mrs. Crooms, Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Hopkins. Sitting from left to right is Mrs. Proctor, Mrs. Henderson, Professor Jones, Mrs. Murrell and Mrs.…

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Lorenzo Phillips, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 2003-2006. With the support of Blue Cross Blue Shield and Florida State University, Phillips helped the Medical Arts Magnet make enormous strides. Located in the…

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Andrew Jenkins, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1999-2003. During his tenure, Jenkins served as President of the Orange County Association of Secondary School Principals, oversaw the establishment of the Academy of Business…

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Eddie Sneed, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1991-1999. During his tenure, Sneed over the conversion of the wood shop to a technology lab, curriculum expansion and the opening of the Jones High School Historical Museum.…

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Victoria Johnson, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1990-1991. During her one term, high school competency test scores rose significantly. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School…

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Clara Walters, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1981-1990. During her administration, Walters expanded the Foreign Language Department, renovated the auditorium, and added a guidance suite. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone…

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Henry C. Wright, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1975-1981. During his tenure, Wright expanded the curriculum and some of the school's buildings. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones…

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Wilbur S. Gary, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1968-1975. During the 1969-1970 school year, the courts ordered the desegregation of all schools. Orange county teachers were randomly assigned to schools throughout the county.…

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Claudius J. Manigault, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1964-1968. During his tenure, Manigault oversaw several expansions of the school and the addition of sports facilities. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood…

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Cecil W. Boston, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1954-1964. Boston developed a Diversified Cooperative Training Program that allowed students to attend classes in the mornings and work in vocational jobs in the afternoons.…

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Cullen Banks, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1935-1954. During his tenure, the Orange County School Board built a new school building at 801 South Rio Grande Avenue, which is the current location of the school. Located in…

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A.J. Polk, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1932-1935. While he was principal, the Board of Education built Kentucky Street School, which later became Holden Street Elementary School, and students from first to sixth grade…

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L.C. Jones, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1912-1931. When Jones became principal of what was then known as the Johnson Academy, the first area public school for African-Americans was located on the corner of Chatham Avenue…

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Hillcrest Elementary School's fifth grade class of 1951. Three rows of 31 children pose in front of the school. A teacher stands to the student's left.Hillcrest Elementary School is one of Orlando’s oldest schools, opening in 1923. Since the 1980s,…

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A Girl Scout troop from Hillcrest Elementary School visiting Big Tree, which is the oldest and largest cypress tree in the world. At the time of the photograph, the tree was 3,500 years old and measured 17x127 feet.Hillcrest Elementary School is one…

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Hillcrest Elementary School report card for Julia Hays during the 1951-1952 school year. During the six-week term, students learned reading, language, spelling, penmanship, social studies, arithmetic, science, health, art, music, and physical…

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An invitation to Hillcrest Elementary School’s sixth grade operetta, "Miranda’s Spring Festival," which was held in the Hillcrest Elementary auditorium. A scarecrow and birds colored by students appear next to the event information.Hillcrest…

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Hillcrest Elementary School's sixth grade class of 1951. Three rows of 23 children pose in front of the school. The back of the photograph contains the signatures of 15 students.Hillcrest Elementary School is one of Orlando’s oldest schools,…

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Vanessa Rivera working on art projects at the after-school program of Restore Orlando, a church that is now known as the Emmanuel Fellowship and Worship Center. After the students completed their homework, they were allowed to participate in…

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Vanessa Rivera, on the left, and Jackie Rivera, on the right, working on art projects at the after-school program of Restore Orlando, a church that is now known as the Emmanuel Fellowship and Worship Center. After the students completed their…

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Vanessa Rivera working on homework at the after-school program of Restore Orlando, a church that is now known as the Emmanuel Fellowship and Worship Center. Created by Jerry Applebee and Polly Applebee in 1994, the Restore Orlando's after-school…

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Fred, presumably a postal worker for the Downtown Orlando Post Office, who gave a tour to a kindergarten class at Lake Highland Preparatory School (LHPS). The class wrote him a thank you letter on a poster board.Lake Highland Preparatory School is a…

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An oral history interview of John C. Hitt, Randolph E. Berridge, Dr. Peter T. Panousis, Dan Holsenbeck, Carrie Martine, and Roger Pynn regarding the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. This interview conducted by Dr. Connie L. Lester and James C.…

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An oral history interview of Bettye Jean Aulin Reagan, conducted by Rebecca Schwandt on April 2, 2015. Born January 27, 1934, Reagan is the granddaughter of Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), who is credited with naming Oviedo, Florida. In this oral…

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A postcard depicting the exterior of Ashley Hall, a school in Charleston, South Carolina. Once the Spring-Witte estate, the building was purchased by Mary Vardrine McBee in 1909 and turned into an independent college preparatory school. It is still…

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An oral history of James Marion Jones, conducted by Elizabeth Tammaro on March 19, 2015. Jones, who was born June 19, 1945, grew up in Oviedo, Florida, and had a long career as teacher and assistant principal in Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS).…

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In this interview, Ingrid Bryant, a long-time resident of Oviedo, Florida, recalls her experiences growing up and living in this community. Bryant discusses her birth in Munich, Germany, in 1944, during the height of World War II, and her subsequent…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by the Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as an attempted robbery at the…

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A document created by Sarah Thorncroft as part of the Oviedo History Harvest in 2015. In the document, the author is asked to describe her favorite memory of Oviedo, Florida. Thorncroft, who was 24 at the time, stated that attending Oviedo High…

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A map of Oviedo drawn by Sarah Thorncroft as part of the Oviedo History Harvest in 2015. The map shows various locations along Aloma Avenue, which is part of Florida State Road 426, and Central Avenue, which is part of SR 419. These sites include…