Charolotte Chambers: Part 1

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Charolotte Chambers: Part 1

August 30, 2013

2/15/2012: Washington Park Library - (12:05)

Please join us for Charolotte J. Chambers as we discuss her memories and thoughts.  She is currently 79 + 1 years of age, and was one of the first to play full contact professional football for the Tigers and is known as the "Grid Iron Granny #5."  She also personally seen Franklin Delano Roosevelt during WWII right here in Orlando as a child.

This interview includes discussions regarding the following topics:

  • Orlando Starz
  • Jones High School
  • Segregation
  • Kentucky Trail, now known as Orange Blossom Trail.
  • Church Life
  • Public Schools & Education
  • Pre-Lotto Years 
  • Fishing
  • Youth of Today
  • Silver Springs
  • Lily-White Organization
  • Day Work with Mother
  • Helped Develop the "Sunshine Gangs Sports Ministry."
  • WWII Efforts and Rationing
  • Griffin Park and the first housing project for blacks in Central Florida.
  • Civil Rights

Words of Wisdom::

"Make your mark the best you saw fit."

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