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2 days 4 hours ago Zora Neale Hurston's Letter to Professor Owen at Duke University, 1954

Dear Prof. Owen:

I sincerely believe that your mother rates the distinction of MOTHER OF THE YEAR. I am certain that numerous others in this State will agree with me. I am therefore taking the initiative in doing something about it....

Read the letters from Zora Neale Hurston written to the children of Mrs. Clifford Owen encouraging them to nominate their mother as Mother of the Year in Eau Gallie, Florida in 1954. VIEW.

Listen as Emily Ann Zimmerman reads the "Mother...

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2 days 23 hours ago Zora Neale Hurston's "Mother of the Year Letters," 1954

Dear Prof. Owen:

I sincerely believe that your mother rates the distinction of MOTHER OF THE YEAR. I am certain that numerous others in this State will agree with me. I am therefore taking the initiative in doing something about it....

Read the letters from Zora Neale Hurston written to the children of Mrs. H. A. Owen encouraging them to nominate their mother as Mother of the Year in Eau Gallie, Florida in 1954. VIEW.

Listen as  Emily Ann Zimmerman reads the "Mother of...

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3 days 20 hours ago Governor Charlie Crist and Florida Supreme Court Justice James E. C. Perry, 2009

Florida Supreme Court Justice James E. C. Perry receiving his appointment as the 85th Justice to the Florida Supreme Court by Governor Charlie Crist, March 11, 2009.

Justice James E. C. Perry served as the first African-American appointed to the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit. Justice Perry served as Chief Judge of the Circuit Court beginning in July 2003.

In March 2009, Justice James E. C. Perry became the fourth African-American to serve as Florida Supreme Court Justice....

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3 days 4 hours ago "A Tale of Two Women" by Reverend Eugene Zimmerman

The first time I saw Zora Neale Hurston, she was coming down the sidewalk in Eau Gallie, Florida, jaunty and breezy, calling out to my mother-in-law with a loud voice, "Good Mornin, Owen", she said. "Mornin, Zora. The coffee is on the stove, go on in and help yourself." She introduced us and Zora went in the house....

Read "A Tale of Two Women" a story of friendship between Zora Neale Hurston and Mrs. Owen, written by Reverend Eugene Zimmerman.

Reverend Zimmerman, known for...

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3 days 21 hours ago "A Tale of Two Women" by Reverend Eugene Zimmerman

The first time I saw Zora Neale Hurston, she was coming down the sidewalk in Eau Gallie, Florida, jaunty and breezy, calling out to my mother-in-law with a loud voice, "Good Mornin, Owen", she said. "Mornin, Zora. The coffee is on the stove, go on in and help yourself." She introduced us and Zora went in the house....

Read "A Tale of Two Women" a story of friendship between Zora Neale Hurston and Mrs. Owen, written by Reverend Eugene Zimmerman.

Reverend Zimmerman known for his...

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4 days 18 hours ago Florida Supreme Court Justice Pariente, Justice Perry, and Justice Quince

Florida Supreme Court Justice James E. C. Perry pictured with Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara J. Pariente and Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Ann Quince.

In September 1993, Justice Pariente was appointed to the Fourth District Court of Appeal, where she served until her appointment as the seventy-seventh Justice of the Florida Supreme Court on December 10, 1997. Justice Pariente served as Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2006.

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4 days 22 hours ago Brent Bachand and Pony, 1963

Arabian Knights horse performer Brent Bachand recalls his first pony experience in this excerpt from an oral history interview with Florida horse trainer and performer Brent Bachand at the Orlando Public Library on August 2, 2016.

LISTEN Part I (20:41)

This picture is on a street called Lancashire Lane which is right off Conway Road. It's 1963 so I am six years old right here. A man is walking down the street with this pony and this outfit and I already had the hat and for...

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4 days 23 hours ago Thomas Hughey and his wife Susan Barber

Thomas Albert Hughey and his wife, Susan Barber, with their grandson Albert, circa 1870.

Listen as Thomas Hughey's great grandson, Ken Hughey, describes this family photo in these excerpts from an oral history interview with Ken Hughey at the Orlando Public Library on July 13, 2016.

LISTEN Part I (17:58)

John Hughey came from Tattnall County, Georgia to the Seminole County area in 1845. His son James Perry followed him down a few years later arrived in the Orlando area...

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1 week 2 days ago Holocaust Survivor Gene Klein, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Part VI

Holocaust survivor Gene Klein and Dr. Susan Bach, daughter of a Holocaust survivor, speak at The International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Panel Discussion Featuring Local Survivors, at The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida in Maitland, January 26, 2017.

In the closing discussion led by Holocaust Center Program Coordinator, Terrance Hunter, Mr. Klein and Dr. Bach share perspectives on the Anne Frank quote: "In spite of everything I still believe people are...

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1 week 2 days ago Holocaust Survivor Gene Klein, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Part V

Holocaust survivor Gene Klein speaks at The International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Panel Discussion Featuring Local Survivors, at The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida in Maitland, January 26, 2017.

Listen as Holocaust survivor Gene Klein shares his oral history.

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