Wilbur S. Gary

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Title

Wilbur S. Gary

Alternative Title

Gary, Wilbur S.

Subject

High school principals--United States
African American school principals
Orlando (Fla.)
High schools--Florida
Schools
Education--Florida

Description

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.

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 Street, but the school was renamed the Johnson Academy and moved to a new building on the corner of Chatham Avenue and West Jefferson Street. In 1921, the school was renamed in honor Principal L. C. Jones and a brick colonial revival building was constructed on the corner of Parramore Avenue and Washington Street. The school was finally moved to its current location at 801 South Rio Grande Avenue in 1952.

Source

Original black and white photograph: Jones High School Historical Museum, Orlando, Florida.

Publisher

Date Created

ca. 1968-1975

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Jones High School Historical Museum Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES.

Format

image/jpg

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Jones High School, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by Jones High School.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Jones High School and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Jones High School Historical Society Digitization Project

Curator

Cravero, Geoffrey

Digital Collection

External Reference

Feigenbaum, Nancy. "A 100-year History Lesson At Jones." Orlando Sentinel, January 22, 1995. Accessed December 12, 2018.
Jones High School. School Information: History." Joneshs.ocpc.net. https://joneshs.ocps.net/school_information/history (accessed December 12, 2018).
Jones High School Historical Society, Inc. "About." Joneshighschoolhistoricalsociety.org. https://joneshighschoolhistoricalsociety.org/about/ (accessed December 12, 2018).
Central Florida News 13. "Jones High School Shares Its History." CFNews13, March 6, 2019. Accessed March 7, 2019. http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=563c8272-fdf2-4562-ba64-1d23be8221f9.

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