The Georgia Nell Woodley Orlando Remembered exhibit is on permanent display at the Dr. J. B. Callahan Neighborhood Center located at 101 North Parramore Avenue in downtown Orlando and is open to the public.
The display was dedicated on February 19, 2014.
Georgia Nell Woodley served as Mt. Zion’s Missionary Baptist Institutional Church secretary for 45 years. It was through her church’s community involvement and working as church secretary that Georgia Woodley became a community activist. Working with mentor, Sister Teresa McElwee, a Catholic nun, who started the Apopka Family Learning Center, Georgia Woodley learned about applying for penny grants to get paved roads in the Callahan neighborhood, ways to work for neighborhood improvements, and how to form a neighborhood association. Georgia Woodley served as president of the Callahan Neighborhood Association for 25 years.
Georgia Woodley worked diligently on community development and neighborhood preservation in the Callahan area and specifically concerning the creation of the Callahan Neighborhood Center.
The Callahan Neighborhood Center was dedicated on May, 24, 1986. The center located at 102 N. Parramore Street in downtown Orlando is the site of the old Jones High School and a place of great memories for those who attended the school and live in the Callahan neighborhood.
For Black History Month, February 2014, teens at the Dr. J. B. Callahan Neighborhood Center in downtown Orlando collaborated on a poem in honor of Georgia Woodley.
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