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October 13, 2017
by: jtracy
I always checked their temperature and everything, but I could see right away he wasn't sick. So I said to him, "You know our soldiers they have to go to war and do things they don't want to do and they have to be brave and they fight for our...
October 2, 2017
by: jtracy
So they would meet and Paula was basically the leader and they all felt the same way and so they recruited. Paula wasn't recruited as a city councilman or mayor, but she was the pusher, the doer. They would meet in our house and they filed for...
September 8, 2017
by: jtracy
October 22, 1952 postcard sent to Mr. and Mrs. Worley in Corbin, Kentucky. VIEW. See enscription, VIEW. Printed identification: Orange News Co., Orlando, Fla. Genuine Curtreich-Chicago "C.T. Art Colortone".       Postcard donated by Bev Harber of Ft...
August 18, 2017
by: jtracy
Belvin Perry, Sr. with his son Belvin Perry, Jr., and daughter, Valeria, at Bethune Beach, Summer 1955.  Listen as Belvin Perry, Jr. describes his parents in this excerpt from an oral history interview with Belvin Perry, Jr. at the Orlando Public...
August 18, 2017
by: jtracy
The world at that time was very, let me find the right word, you sort of stayed within your own community. Everything revolved around that small area. You went to church, and I went to church which was one block up at Shiloh Baptist Church located...
August 18, 2017
by: jtracy
A typical Sunday was going to Sunday School which started at 9 am. Leaving Sunday School, going to church, it was from 11 am to hopefully 1 o'clock. Most of the time you were out by 1:30, came home had dinner, and was back to church at 5:30 for...
August 18, 2017
by: jtracy
 One of the things I can remember about Arthur Kennedy, and we used to call him Deacon Kennedy, was the fact that he would always encourage you. In my first opportunity for so called public speaking, and you didn't consider it public speaking, was...
August 3, 2017
by: jtracy
When we moved down here, Sundays often entailed everybody loading in the car and heading over to New Smyrna Beach or Port Orange or some place like that and spending the day on the beach. You would get a hot dog from the vendor, now they're called...
August 3, 2017
by: jtracy
I remember I had a younger brother that was mischievous. I remember he and some of his buddies- you know we get these huge torrential rain storms in the summer - and he and some of his buddies decided they would create a playground for us to enjoy....
July 29, 2017
by: jtracy
Book cover for  Florida's First Billboards: Florida Citrus Crate Labels  by   Jerry  Chicone, Jr. and Brenda Eubanks Burnette featuring the  Florida Cowboy, Kissimmee Citrus Growers Orange Crate Label from the Jerry  Chicone, Jr. citrus label...