African Americans of Sanford

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African Americans of Sanford have served in the building of this great nation since their participation in the three Seminole Wars. They were a large part of the labor force that earned Sanford the distinction of "Celery Capital of the World." The residents of Sanford and its surrounding communities of Goldsboro, Georgetown, Bookertown, and Midway/Canaan work tirelessly to nurture and protect their families. Their stories are a vital ingredient in Sanford's folklife performance, "Celery Soup." Crooms Academy gave service to African Americans in the area from its founding in 1926 until integration in the late 1960s and was the central force in connecting local communities. Its graduates have entered education, law, medicine, politics, engineering, entertainment, and other specialized areas. African Americans of Sanford recognizes and applauds those who have helped to preserve Sanford's history as well as those who have participated in making it.
ISBN: 9780738567624
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 223
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
African Americans of Sanford is a collaboration of Valada Parker Flewellyn, the Sanford Historical Society, the Sanford Museum, and the families and individuals who contributed materials. Valada Parker Flewellyn is a poet, storyteller, three-time author, and coauthor of Jack and Jill of America Incorporated: Into the New Millennium, the history of the oldest black family organization in the country. She is an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and vice president of the Sanford Historical Society.
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