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People
Oral History Interview with The Honorable Glenda Evans Hood
My name is Glenda Evans Hood and I was born in Orlando, Florida on March 10, 1950. I was born at the Orlando hospital which was called Orange Memorial Hospital on Orange Avenue. It was an old brick building and,...
Topics
Songs about Orlando and Florida
A number of songs have been written about the city of Orlando and Florida. Some of these can be found in the Florida Music - Orlando and Florida Music vertical files at the Orlando Public Library. Several little ditties were apparently published...
People
Oral History Interview with Sarah Lou Harkey
When I was ten years old in 1935 my mother she had what, I guess, you call Florida sand in her shoes. They had come down here earlier on just a camping trip and stayed in motels. So she came...
Events
The University Club Oral History Interview with Leon Hunter Handley
Leon Hunter Handley, I was born in Lakeland and after 30 months in the service and seven academic years at the University of Florida, I came to Orlando and I've been here ever since. Leon Hunter Handley holding a photo taken...
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Oral History Interview with Belvin Perry, Jr.
My name is Belvin Perry, Jr. I was born October 11, 1949 in Orlando, Florida on Holden Street which is now known as Anderson Street between Division and Parramore. [Were you born at home?] Yes, I was born at home....
Places
Shiloh Baptist Church
Listen  as Orlando native Belvin Perry, Jr. describes the strong role models he had at  Shiloh Baptist Church in this  excerpt from an oral history interview with Belvin Perry, Jr. at the Orlando Public Library on April 24, 2017. LISTEN Part...