Photo of Joy Wallace Dickinson at Silver Springs, circa 1958
Joy Wallace Dickinson, the featured columnist for The Orlando Sentinel’s “Florida Flashback” column, shares her special memories of Orlando at The Orlando Remembered meeting on September 18, 2019 in the Melrose Conference Room at the Orlando Public Library.
I wanted to just express my gratitude, they’re not here, but for when you do do something like look back on 20 years of columns you think about the people you owe a debt to. And two of them were my predecessors at the Sentinel Jim Robison and Mark Andrews. And this book is out of print, [Flashbacks: the story of Central Florida’s past] but it’s a book of their collected things. So I inherited the name Flashback from them, that was the column. Jim wrote about Osceola and Seminole, and I know a lot of you know Jim especially, and Mark wrote about Orange. And they had done that column for a long time…
Listen as historian Joy Wallace Dickinson shares her gratitude in this excerpt from the Orlando Remembered meeting recorded September 18, 2019. (24:40 minutes)
Joy Wallace Dickinson is the author of three books on Orlando history: Orlando: Historic photos of Orlando, Orlando: city of dreams, and Remembering Orlando : tales from Elvis to Disney. Ms. Dickinson has worked as an editor at the Institute of Early American History in Williamsburg, Va., Stanford University Press in California, The Orlando Sentinel, and is the featured columnist of the ever popular “Florida Flashback” column in The Orlando Sentinel since 2000.
Presenter: Joy Wallace Dickinson
History Recorded by: Jane Tracy
Date: September 18, 2019
Place: Melrose Conference Center, Orlando Public Library