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Celebrate & Learn More About Black History Month

The roots of Black History Month can be traced back to black historian and journalist Carter G. Woodson helped found Negro History Week in 1926.

While we all know the memorable, historic events celebrated this month like the famous “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & the courageous stories of The Underground Railroad - these are only a few of the significant and important events to know and remember. What we’ll highlight are the numerous events and figures that are often overlooked during it.

Historical Places to Visit Around Jacksonville

When you take the scenic 45-minute drive down A1A from Jacksonville to Amelia Island you pass a lot of places from parks and restaurants to the St. Johns River Ferry. American Beach is just down A1A from the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort.

James Weldon Johnson College Preparatory Middle School has a new mural. The school's namesake is a well-known Jacksonville native and the writer of the black national anthem, Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing. The mural was painted by artist Annette Pledger.

The park at 2738 Orange Picker Road has a new name, the Walter Anderson Memorial Park. This park has gone through several name changes including Joe James Park and most recently Flynn Park.

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