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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 Gene Hawkins
Oral history interview with World War II Veteran Gene Hawkins, spouse of Paula Hawkins, the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate based on her own attributes and the first woman to be a senator from Florida.   VIEW U.S. Senator Paula Hawkins a ... 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
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Dr. Alzo Jackson Reddick: Oral History Interview
The first African-American from Orlando elected to the Florida Legislature and the first black male to pass two constitutional amendments, Alzo Reddick grew up at 700 West Jackson Street in downtown Orlando. Dr. Reddick would later lead the historic prese ... Read more
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Dr. Alzo Jackson Reddick, Oral History Interview
Alzo Jackson Reddick, born November 15, 1937 in Alturas, Florida which is a little fruit community outside of Bartow. Attended Union Academy in Bartow, Florida and moved to Orlando during the time I was in the first grade. So I've lived in Orlando from th ... Read more
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Charles Gray and Florida Governor Reubin Askew
Photo of Charles Gray and Reubin Askew as pictured in Mr. Gray's Gray Robinson law office overlooking Lake Eola in downtown Orlando. LISTEN as Charles Gray tells the story of how he beat Reubin by eight votes in their run for vice president of the ... Read more
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Florida Leaders Ron Blocker and Tom Tart at the Library
Florida leaders Tom Tart and Ron Blocker celebrate Library Snapshot Day 2014 at the Orlando Public Library.Thomas Tart, is the retired vice president of the Orlando Utilities Commission and was selected for the University of Florida's Lifetime Achiev ... Read more
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Charlie Gray's Orlando Arena Construction Hat
Charles Gray's Orlando Arena construction hat given to him by Orlando Mayor Bill Frederick. LISTEN as Mr. Gray tells the story behind the hat in this excerpt from an oral history interview at his Gray Robinson law office in downtown Orlando on April 23 ... Read more
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Senator John F. Kennedy and Charles Gray
Senator John F. Kennedy is pictured center stage at the Florida Blue Key Banquet at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Orlando's Charles Gray, pictured far left in his student days, invited Senator Kennedy to speak at the event. Mr. Gray ... Read more
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Charles Gray Oral History Interview
My name is Charles Gray and I'm from really Orlando except that I was born in Leesburg, Florida. And I moved to Orlando in the fifth grade and I've been here ever since except in 1969 I bought a ranch in Volusia County called, we named it Gemini Springs. ... Read more
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Charles Gray Oral History Interview
My name is Charles Gray and I'm from really Orlando except that I was born in Leesburg, Florida. And I moved to Orlando in the fifth grade and I've been here ever since except in 1969 I bought a ranch in Volusia County called, we named it Gemini Springs. ... Read more
Events
Democratic Statewide Jefferson Jackson Dinner
Program from the Democratic Statewide Jefferson Jackson Dinner on February 27, 1960 at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach.Orlando's Democratic leader James M. Milligan served as chairman of the dinner committee.Courtesy of the Milligan Family Archives ... Read more