Why Jacksonville civil rights activist thinks people should rethink ‘Duval’ chant
William P. Duval, who Florida Historical Society historians and archivists say owned slaves and made a living off slavery. According to historians, Duval was a firm believer in the slave economy and an avid defender of slavery and state’s rights throughout his life. William Duval, courtesy: Florida Historical SocietyWhen his father eventually emancipated his own slaves, historians say, he strongly disagreed with the decision. Recently, News4Jax has reported the controversy over the removal of Confederate statues in public parks, including ones in Northeast Florida. He feels the Duval chant does the same.
Countdown is on for Bold City Bash, Florida-Georgia game
From the annual Hall of Fame induction to a Friday night block party, Duuuval's Bold City Bash will keep the fun rolling right up to kickoff. Weekend festivities for Duuuval's Bold City Bash will begin Friday, Nov. 1, with the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and luncheon presented by Miller Electric Company. The fan experience continues on Friday evening with the Duuuval's Bold City Bash Block Party along Adams Street and A. Philip Randolph Boulevard. Duuuval's Bold City Bash will continue on Saturday with game-day festivities in Daily's Place Flex Field. The Bash will culminate with one of the most storied rivalries in the nation -- the Florida-Georgia game.
Jacksonville plans 'Ultimate Fan Experience' for Florida-Georgia game
The city of Jacksonville is calling Duuuval's Bold City Bash the ultimate Florida-Georgia fan experience and WJXT, The Local Station, is a proud sponsor of the events. "The Florida-Georgia game is one of college football's most storied rivalries and has deep roots in our community," Mayor Lenny Curry said. The fan experience continues on Friday evening with the Duuuval's Bold City Bash Block Party along Adams Street and A. Philip Randolph Boulevard. That night, the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville will host the Gators vs. Dawgs Fall Exhibition Baseball Game. Tickets for the baseball game, concert and fireworks are $15 plus fees and will go on sale Sept. 3.