Crossing Division Street: An Oral History of the African-American Community in Orlando

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This book includes an overview of the people, institutions, and events that shaped the establishment, growth and history of the African-American community in Orlando. We examine the creation of the neighborhood's educational centers, plases of worship, and businesses, and the irony of how desegregation inadvertently led to the decline of the community. Significant instances of racial unrest in Orlando that are often overlooked are detailed in this manuscript

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A broadcast journalist, humanities professor, and author, Benjamin D. Brotemarkle has been researching and reporting the history of and activities in Barberville for more than 15 years. Barberville is included in Brotemarkle's book Beyond the Theme Parks: Exploring Central Florida, winner of the inaugural James J. Horgan Book Award from the Florida Historical Society. Also the author of Titusville and Mims, Brotemarkle is a regular exhibitor at Barberville's Fall Jamboree and gives local history talks at the Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts.

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This well-written book provides an excellent overview of the history of African-Americans in Florida while including the national perspective as well. Dr. Brotemarkle has penned a treasure trove of information on this subject. -- Cathy Mathias "Florida Today newspaper"

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