Eatonville Speaker, June 22, 1889
The Eatonville Speaker edition for June 22, 1889. Eatonville, Florida, was incorporated as one of the first all-black towns in the country on August 15, 1887. The town was named after Josiah C. Eaton, one of the few white landowners who was willing to sell land to African Americans in order to incorporate the town. Eatonville is also known as the hometown of Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), noted African-American author of Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Original 4-page newspaper: Eatonville Speaker, June 22, 1889: Maitland Historical Museum, Art & History Museums - Maitland, Maitland, Florida.
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"Historic Town of Eatonville, Florida." Town of Eatonville. http://townofeatonville.com/.
Otey, Frank M. Eatonville, Florida: A Brief History of One of America's First Freedmen's Towns. Winter Park, Fla: Four-G Pub, 1989.
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