Dr. George H. Starke at Award Ceremony

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Dr. George H. Starke at Award Ceremony

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Dr. George Starke


Sanford (Fla.)


Dr. George H. Starke (ca. 1899-ca.1979) receiving an award for his work as a physician. Starke opened his practice in Sanford, Florida, 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 the age of 80. For many years, Dr. Starke was the only black 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.


Digital reproduction of original black and white photographs: Dr. G.H. Starke Collection, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1927-1979

Has Format

Original black and white photographs.

Is Part Of

Dr. G. H. Starke Collection, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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20 black and white photographs




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Sanford, Florida

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History Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to the resource is held by Sanford Museum and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project


Cepero, Laura

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.





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