Did you know Brewster Hospital, Jacksonville’s first hospital for African Americans, was also the first training hospital for African Americans in the nation?
When did you learn about the recordings of renowned author Zora Neale Hurston and various African– American residents telling stories and chanting traditional music at the Clara White Mission?
Has anyone ever told you about the “Old Stanton School” and how it was the first secondary school for Black children in Florida?
Black History Month is a time to intentionally uplift the triumphs and the challenges of Black people in our country and in Northeast Florida, but the celebration and recognition of local Black history goes well beyond what can be covered in a month and has deep roots right here in our community. To take a deeper dive into Black history in our backyard, check out these resources:
When we make intentional efforts to shine a light on the history of Black Americans, we acknowledge and appreciate their contributions to society as well as better understand how the afflictions of yesterday continue to affect the inequities we see today. To learn how you can play a personal role in improving racial equity in our community, join us for the inaugural Jacksonville Civil Rights Conference Aug 25-27.