Mayor Bob Carr

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Title

Mayor Bob Carr

Alternative Title

Mayor Carr

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Mayors--United States

Description

Mayor Bob Carr (1899-1967), who served as the Mayor of Orlando, Florida, from 1956 to 1967. Mayor Carr is best known for being the first mayor in Orlando to promote civil rights while in office. He was also the first mayor to hire minority police officers to the Orlando Police Department (OPD) and established the Biracial Committee. Before he was mayor, Carr was an active businessman for 30 years in the city of Orlando, and was responsible for establishing the first Community Chest in 1938. He was a also member of the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. Mayor Carr died while in office.

Source

Original black and white photograph: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1962

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

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

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Orlando City Hall, Downtown 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

Strickler, Stephen
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Abberger, Nancy H. Heart of the City: History of the First Presbyterian Church Orlando, Florida, 1876-1987. Orlando: First Presbyterian Church, 1988.
Carr, Robert S., Jr. "Mayor Bob Carr." The Orlando Sentinel, January 14, 1991. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1991-01-14/news/9101110521_1_carr-mayor-bob-first-mayor.

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