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Black History Profile: Eartha M.M. White

Eartha M.M. White and residents of the Jacksonville Old Folks Home (Courtesy: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory)
Eartha M.M. White and residents of the Jacksonville Old Folks Home (Courtesy: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory)
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Updated: 2/04/2013 4:09 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Eartha M. M. White was a humanitarian, businesswoman and philanthropist from Jacksonville.

She created educational opportunities and provided relief to African-Americans in northeastern Florida.

White helped found several organizations and institutions, including the Clara White Mission, Mercy Hospital and the Boy’s Improvement Club.

She was designated as a Great Floridian by the Florida Department of State in the year 2000.

Source: State Archives/Florida Memory.
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