Dr. Starke Wins Chase Senior Citizen Award

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Title

Dr. Starke Wins Chase Senior Citizen Award

Alternative Title

Dr. Starke Wins Senior Citizen Award

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Doctors
Physicians--Florida
Senior citizens
Awards--United States

Description

This newspaper clipping concerns the awarding of the Chase Senior Citizen Award to Dr. George H. Starke (1898-1978). The precise newspaper is unknown, but it is presumed to be The Sanford Herald. The year the award was given is believed to be 1974.

Dr. Starke was a practicing medical doctor who opened his practice in Sanford, Florida, on September 15, 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. 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. For many years, Dr. Starke was the only African-American doctor in Sanford. 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.

Creator

Casselberry, Jane

Source

Original newspaper article by Jane Casselberry: "Dr. Starke Wins Chase Senior Citizen Award," The Sanford Herald: Dr. George H. Starke Folder, General Henry S. Sanford Memorial Library, Sanford Museum, Sanford Florida.

Publisher

Date Created

ca. 1978-11-14

Date Copyrighted

1978-11-14

Date Issued

1978-11-14

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article by Jane Casselberry: "Dr. Starke Wins Chase Senior Citizen Award." The Sanford Herald.

Is Part Of

Dr. George H. Starke Folder, General Henry S. Sanford Memorial Library, Sanford Museum, Sanford Florida.
Celery Soup: Florida’s Folk Life Play Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

117 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Sanford, Florida
Melrose, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Jane Casselberry and published by The Sanford Herald.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by The Sanford Herald and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Dr. Scot French's "Tools in Digital History Seminar," Fall 2013

Curator

Fedorka, Drew M.

Digital Collection

Source Repository

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.

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