Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visits Orlando

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visits Orlando

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MLK Visits Orlando


Orlando (Fla.)
Civil rights--Southern States


On March 6th, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came to Orlando and gave a speech at Tinker Field. Appearing in the photograph at the steps of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Orlando from left to right is John Truesdell, Frank O’Neill, Mabel Richardson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Sandra Poston Johnson, Rev. Jim Perry and Rosemary Budley.

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.


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


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Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

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




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Shiloh Baptist Church, Orlando, Florida

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History Teacher


Originally published by Jones High School.

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

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Jones High School Historical Society Digitization Project


Cravero, Geoffrey

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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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