David Harry Black

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Title

David Harry Black

Alternative Title

David Harry Black

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Babies

Description

Six-month old David Harry Black (1929-2012), who was the son of Pilgrim Black (1905-2002) and his first wife Mae Henry Gilmore. Gilmore also had a second child named Bessie Mae Black that passed away around six months old. David Harry Black played baseball throughout high school and was drafted into the military during the Korean War on January 9, 1951, when he was 22 years old. After two years of military service, he received a discharge on February 2, 1953.

Black went on to play baseball in the Negro Baseball League at age 24. He played for the Orlando Sentinels, a white baseball team, in 1954. While playing baseball, David was known by several nicknames that he acquired as a youth, including "Allstar" and "Kid Blister." At age 29, David became a long-distance truck driver, a profession he continued for 58 years. He retired several times, but returned to the job due to his love of the work. Black finally retired permanently at age 77, when his employer would no longer insure him. He was later diagnosed with cancer and was cared for by his half-sister, Patricia Ann Black (1956-). David passed away in December of 2012.

Source

Original black and white photograph: Private Collection of Patricia Ann Black.

Date Created

ca. 1926

Contributor

Black, Patricia Ann

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Patricia Black Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Is Referenced By

The Magazine of Wayne County History, Vol. II, Iss. I, page 3.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

108 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally owned by Pilgrim Black.
Inherited by Patricia Ann Black in 2002.

Rights Holder

Copyright to the resource is held by Patricia Ann Black and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Patricia Ann Black

External Reference

Flewellyn, Valada S. African Americans of Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2009.

External Reference Title

Transcript

Pilgrim

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

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