"Right to Know" Award for Mayor Carl T. Langford

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Title

"Right to Know" Award for Mayor Carl T. Langford

Alternative Title

Mayor Langford's Open Door Award

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Mayors--Florida

Description

This wooden wall mount was awarded to Mayor Carl T. Langford (1918-2011) by the Sigma Delta Chi Chapter, a local journalism fraternity, in 1968. Langford was elected to the Office of Mayor on March 7, 1967, to fill the vacancy left when Mayor Bob Carr (1899-1967) died in office. Mayor Langford served through 1980. A businessman, Mayor Langford played a significant role in expanding Orlando with the installation of the Orlando International Airport. He also served as mayor during the Civil Rights Movement and played a role in integrating the city. Mayor Langford promoted the inclusion of African Americans in the city police academy. He also created a policy that allowed African Americans to become firemen, making Orlando the first city in the state to have African-American firefighters.

Source

Original plaque, 1968: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

1968

Is Format Of

Original color digital image, 2016.

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando City Hall Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

202 KB

Medium

1 plaque

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Orlando Remembered

Curator

Slauscius, Bree
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Schlueb, Mark. "Carl Langford remembered as Orlando mayor who loved city, a good prank." The Orlando Sentinel, July 14, 2011. Accessed February 1, 2016. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-07-14/news/os-carl-langford-funeral-20110714_1_carl-langford-orlando-mayor-longest-serving-mayor.
Schlueb, Mark and Weiner, Jeff. "Carl Langford: Former Orlando mayor led city during period of tremendous growth." The Orlando Sentinel, July 9, 2011. Accessed March 10, 2016. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-07-09/news/os-obit-carl-langford-20110709_1_mayor-buddy-dyer-carl-langford-longest-serving-mayor.
Langford, Carl. Hizzoner the Mayor. Orlando, Fla: Chateau Pub, 1976.

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