Dr. George H. Starke, 1960

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Title

Dr. George H. Starke, 1960

Alternative Title

Dr. George H. Starke

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Doctors
Physicians--Florida
Fishing--Florida
Fish

Description

Dr. George H. Starke (ca. 1899-ca. 1979), a friend of the Black Family, displaying the fish he caught and brought back to his home on Locust Avenue in Sanford (now part of Winter Springs) 1960. For many years, Dr. Starke was the only African-American doctor in Sanford, Florida, and delivered many of the African-American children born in Sanford before the 1960s. He delivered all of the Black children except for Patricia Ann Black (1956-): David Harry Black (1929-2012), Vivian Louise Black (1940-), Lula Yvonne Black (1942-), Charles Samuel Black (1945-), and Pilgrim Black Jr. (ca. 1947- ).

Dr. Starke opened his practice in 1927. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Starke became one of only four African-American physicians to be accepted by Harvard University for residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He practiced for several years in Boston and then returned to Sanford in 1933 and continued to practice medicine until his death at age 80. Dr. Starke was also the first African-American doctor to acquire membership in the Florida Medical Association and the Seminole County Medical Association, as well as the second to join the American Medical Association. In 1971, the City of Sanford named George Starke Park, located at 1501 West Third Street, in his honor.

Source

Original black and white photograph, April 1960: Private Collection of Patricia Ann Black.

Date Created

1960-06

Contributor

Black, Patricia Ann

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph, April 1960.

Is Part Of

Patricia Black Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

134 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

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

Rights Holder

Copyright to the resource is held by Patricia AnnBlack 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.
Ward, Thomas J. Black Physicians in the Jim Crow South. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2003.

Transcript

APR. 60

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Original Format

1 black and white photograph

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