50th Anniversary for Starke; Hundredth for City

Dublin Core

Title

50th Anniversary for Starke; Hundredth for City

Alternative Title

50th Anniversary for Starke

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Doctors
Physicians--Florida

Description

This newspaper article commemorates Dr. George H. Starke's (1898-1978) 50 years of service to the Sanford community. 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

Original newspaper article: "50th Anniversary for Starke; Hundredth for City," The Sanford Herald, August 7, 1977: Dr. George H. Starke Folder, General Henry S. Sanford Memorial Library, Sanford Museum, Sanford Florida.

Publisher

Date Created

ca. 1977-08-07

Date Copyrighted

1977-08-07

Date Issued

1977-08-07

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: "50th Anniversary for Starke; Hundredth for City," The Sanford Herald, August 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

application/pdf

Extent

389 KB

Medium

2-page newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Sanford, Florida
Melrose, Florida
Florida Agricultural and Technical University, Tallahassee, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History 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.

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2-page newspaper article

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