Sanford Salutes Dr. G. H. Starke Sunday Sept 1

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Title

Sanford Salutes Dr. G. H. Starke Sunday Sept 1

Alternative Title

Sanford Salutes Dr. G. H. Starke

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Doctors
Physicians--Florida

Description

This newspaper clipping, presumably from The Sanford Herald, reproduces a photograph of Sanford's First Street with a banner commemorating Dr. George H. Starke (1898-1978) strung between several buildings. 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.

Source

Print newspaper reproduction of original photograph: The Sanford Herald, September 7, 1977: Dr. George H. Starke Folder, General Henry S. Sanford Memorial Library, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.

Publisher

Date Created

ca. 1977-09-07

Date Copyrighted

1977-09-07

Date Issued

1977-09-07

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of printed newspaper photograph: The Sanford Herald, September 7, 1977

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

188 KB

Medium

1 newspaper photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally 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.
McCarthy, Kevin. African American Sites in Florida. Sarasota, Fla: Pineapple Press, 2007.

Transcript

SANFORD SALUTES DR GH STARKE SUN SEPT 1

SANFORD
SHOE
CENTER

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