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Longtime Brumos worker retires
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A local man has a lot to celebrate Monday night. He began his career cleaning cars, but tonight he's retiring as a trailblazer in the automotive industry.
Honoring the Montford Marines
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two local Marines who trained at the segregated Montford Point Training Camp were honored with Congressional Gold Medals.
Shed in Lincolnville could be a slave cabin
ST AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Longtime residents of Lincolnville say a shed on 94 South Street is St Augustine's last known slave cabin.
Bill Cosby takes part in Jacksonville's Education Summit
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Raines High School got quite the treat Thursday. Comedian, TV star and legend Bill Cosby was in the house for an education summit.
Rosa Parks statue to be unveiled at Capitol
WASHINGTON (AP) - Civil rights activist Rosa Parks is taking her place among American historical figures in the U.S. Capitol.
The Tiger Woods of NASCAR
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Darrell Wallace Jr., is set to make history as only the fourth black driver with a full-time ride in a NASCAR series.
Black History Profile: Mark Kerrin
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Rosa Parks will be honored with a statue in Washington D.C. later this month and a local man will be there to celebrate.
Black History Month: James Weldon Johnson
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One of the more prominent figures in Black History, James Weldon Johnson, was born right here in the River City.
Black History Profile: The Kingsley Plantation
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Today's Black History profile is on the Kingsley Plantation which is on Fort George Island, north of Jacksonville.
Historic St. Simons Island School will be saved
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga.-- It's a piece of history, that's literally falling apart. One of our area's last racially divided schools, is in serious need of repairs. Now one group is stepping up to help save it.
Black History Profile: Courthouse Slave Action
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Back in 1856, five people were to be sold off at the courthouse.
Black History Month: Mayor Alvin Brown
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- In honor of Black History Month, we are profiling history makers from right here in our area. Mayor Alvin Brown broke political barriers in Jacksonville, becoming the city's first black mayor.
Black History Profile: Bill Pickett
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Actor portrayed as the Colored Hero of the Mexican Bull Ring in death-defying feats of courage and skill.
Black History Profile: Brewster Hospital
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The first training school for African-American nurses opened in 1901.
Black History Profile: Jacksonville Railroad Depot
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Times have changed in Jacksonville.
Black History Profile: The Rosier Family at American Beach
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Going to the beach wasn't easy for blacks in the 1950s.
UNF to celebrate diversity
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The University of North Florida is celebrating campus and community diversity next week.
Black History Profile: Nat Glover
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Nat Glover may be President of Edward Waters College, Jacksonville’s first African American Sheriff, and strong contender for mayor—but he admits he struggled in his younger years.
Black History Profile: Butler Beach
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Today's Black History moment takes us to Butler Beach on Anastasia Island.
Black History Profile: A. Philip Randolph
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- He was the first president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
Black History Profile: Eartha M.M. White
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Eartha M. M. White was a humanitarian, businesswoman and philanthropist from Jacksonville.
Rosa Parks to be honored with Forever Stamp
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The U.S. Postal Service is honoring Rosa Parks, a Civil Rights icon, as part of Black History month.
Bank of America offering free admission to museums for Black History Month
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Bank of America and Merrill Lynch are helping people celebrate Black History Month by making Florida museums free.
St. Augustine award designation gets heated
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The Order of la Florida is the highest honor given in the city of St Augustine. And Monday night -- choosing a recipient got heated during the City Commission meeting.
Jacksonville race relations now on display at MOSH
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's not just in black and white anymore. MOSH will open their new race relations exhibit Saturday.
Local supercentenarian lived through 20 presidents
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 112-year-old woman who has lived through 20 presidents, watches President Barack Obama get sworn in for the second time.
US pays tribute to King as Obama begins new term
ATLANTA (AP) — The youngest daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. hailed the inauguration of the nation's first black president to a new term as one of the achievements made possible by the civil rights struggle her father helped lead decades ago.
Governor and mayor lead MLK Jr. parade
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- It's a sign of the times; a black mayor, a white governor working a crowd together as they celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Jacksonville's annual parade.
Deputy who arrested Dr. King remembers him
ST AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Everett Haney arrested Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in St. Augustine after a march became violent.
St. Augustine honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The nation's oldest city remembers the civil rights leader who once marched in their streets.
Church touched by Martin Luther King, Jr. hopes for help
ST. AUGUSTINE Fla.-- Almarene C. Lowndes is singing the praises of her beloved church, St. Mary's Missionary Baptist. It's pulpit and its people were both touched by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the height of the Civil Rights movement.
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