JACKSONVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Voices De Hispanos Oral History Project | River City Live
The Jacksonville Historical Society (JHS) in collaboration with Dr. Rebecca Dominguez-Karimi, oral historian, is currently conducting oral history interviews from Latino residents of Duval County for inclusion into its archives. The historical society seeks to highlight the culture, history and accomplishments of the Hispanic community of JAX. Dr. Dominguez-Karimi is seeking 30 people of Latino heritage between the ages of 14 - 100. Rance spoke with her to find out specifics.
Women with Jacksonville ties leave inspiring legacy for future generations
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As part of Women’s History Month, News4Jax is highlighting several history-makers with ties to the River City. I spoke with historians about the impact of two women who reached new heights in very different ways. Bessie Coleman was the first African-American woman and first Native-American to hold a pilot license. And often she would wear pants and a hard hat on the job so that she would not stand out as much and be discriminated against,” said Dr. Wayne Wood. Paving the way for generations of women past, present, and future.
Fanning the flames: Jacksonville Historical Society hosts ‘The Great Fire Run’
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Historical Society is hosting the Great Fire Run of 2021. The 5K and 1 Mile race, commemorating 120 years after Jacksonville’s Great Fire, will be held on Saturday, May 1. The event begins and ends at Old St. Andrew’s Church, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., across from VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Sign up at runsignup.com and search for Great Fire Run. RouteThe run begins and ends at Old St. Andrew's Church, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.