Events
Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings Presents His Oral History at Orlando Remembered, February 2021
Mayor Jerry L. Demings is the fifth Mayor of Orange County, and is the first African-American to lead the office. Mayor Demings became Orlando’s first African-American police chief in 1998. He was elected as the first African-American Orange County Sher ... Read more
Places
Oral History Interview with the Honorable Mable Butler, Part I of II
Book cover for 1820 Mable Butler Avenue by The Honorable Mable Butler with a photo of her on the cover. The Honorable Mable Butler was the first African American female to be elected to the Orlando City Council and the first African American female elec ... Read more
Events
The Honorable Bakari F. Burns Presents at Orlando Remembered, February 2020
City of Orlando Commissioner for District 6, The Honorable Bakari F. Burns spoke on the history of healthcare for black people in Orlando and politics at the Orlando Remembered meeting on February 19, 2020, Black History Month, at the Orange County Regi ... Read more
Topics
Oral History Interview with Senior Judge Emerson R. Thompson, Jr.
My name is Emerson R. Thompson, Jr. I was born in Jacksonville, FL. I was born and raised there until I went to college in 1966. LISTEN Part I (17:18)                                                                    ... Read more
People
Oral History Interview with Senior Judge Emerson R. Thompson, Jr.
My name is Emerson R. Thompson, Jr. I was born in Jacksonville, FL. I was born and raised there until I went to college in 1966.  LISTEN Part I (17:18)                                                                  ... Read more
People
Carolyn T. Anderson
Carolyn T. (Tony) Anderson - Born, raised, and living in the same house at 249 Center Street in Winter Garden.  She had seven living children at the time of this interview and all of them are college graduates. Points of interest:  There was no schoo ... Read more