• Helen Stebbins Oral History

    Stebbins, Helen, 1915-2009, Benjamin, Daisy Sapp-Upshaw

    Helen Stebbin speaks with Daisy Sapp-Upshaw Benjamin about her childhood in Fort Myers, Florida, attending Williams Academy and then Dunbar High School. Stebbin details how the local community had to…

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  • Kizzie Floyd Oral History

    Floyd, Kizzie, 1908-2000, Mason, Rose, Denson-Rogers, Nina

    Kizzie Floyd speaks to Nina Denson-Rogers about raising her children in Fort Myers, Florida, while recalling many of the local businesses throughout the Dunbar area towards Downtown Fort Myers, includ…

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  • Elder Luke Black Oral History

    Black, Luke, Hill, Vivian

    Elder Luke Black talks with Vivian Hill about working on a tobacco farm in Quincy, Florida, in his youth before moving to Fort Myers at the age of nineteen in the 1940s. Elder Luke Black also discusse…

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  • Elma Blutcher and Laura Pasley Oral History

    Blutcher, Elma, Pasley, Laura, Denson-Rogers, Nina

    Elma Blutcher and Laura Pasley talk with Nina Denson-Rogers about moving from Georgia to Fort Myers, Florida, as well as recalls many of the instructors at Dunbar High School during their time there.

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  • Judge Isaac Anderson Jr. Oral History: Part 1

    Anderson Jr., Isaac, 1946-2007, Matthews, Janet Snyder, Denson-Rogers, Nina

    Judge Isaac Anderson recounts his youth, growing up in Fort Myers. Details include his attendance at Dunbar Elementary, Franklin Park Elementary, and Dunbar High School prior to school desegregation;…

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  • Jacob Rolfe Johnson Oral HIstory: Part 3

    Johnson, Jacob Rolfe, Matthews, Janet Snyder

    Jacob Rolfe Johnson speaks with Jan Matthews about his family farming and being unable to purchase the land they worked due to racial discrimination in Sanibel, Florida, segregated beaches, and the de…

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  • Loreen Patricia Hughes Oral History

    Hughes, Loreen Patricia, Hill, Vivian

    Loreen "LP" Hughes speaks to Vivian Hill about coming to Fort Myers, Florida from her home town of Punta Gorda, being the first official secretary at Dunbar High School, segregation throughout Downtow…

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  • Mae Ola Nickson Oral History

    Nickson, Mae Ola, 1915-1999, Hill, Vivian

    Mae Ola Nickson speaks to Vivian Tarrant Hill about being born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida, attending Dunbar High School and the Tuskeegee Institute before embarking on a teaching career. Nickso…

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  • Robert Bennett Oral History

    Bennett, Robert, Denson-Rogers, Nina

    Robert Bennett discusses being a student at Williams Academy, the first government-funded school for Black students in Fort Myers; local businesses and attractions, such as McCollum Hall, which was co…

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  • Judge Isaac Anderson Jr. Oral History: Part 2

    Anderson Jr., Isaac, 1946-2007, Matthews, Janet Snyder, Denson-Rogers, Nina

    Judge Isaac Anderson discusses his family history, local farming and hunting; practicing law along with a few notable cases.

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  • Bessie Washington Oral History

    Washington, Bessie, Hill, Vivian

    Bessie Washington speaks with Vivian Hill about her family and residing in various Florida cities before settling in Fort Myers in the 1940s. Washington also discusses local business and religious lea…

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  • I have special reservations...

    Catlett, Elizabeth, 1915-2012

    10/20

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  • Lloyd Brown Oral History: Part 1

    Brown, Lloyd, Matthews, Janet Snyder

    Lloyd Brown speaks with Jan Matthews about growing up in Fort Myers, Florida before serving in the military in World War II and Korea; Brown also worked as a draftsmen at Bail, Horton and Associates,…

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  • Desegregation without turmoil: role of multi-racial community coalition in preparing for smooth transition

    The National Center for Quality Integrated Education and the Community Relations Service of the U.S. Department of Justice convened in a national conference on Desegration Without Turmoil to discuss a…

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  • I have special houses...

    Catlett, Elizabeth, 1915-2012

    10/20

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  • Robert (Bob) Dorsey Oral History

    Dorsey, Robert, Hill, Vivian, Denson-Rogers, Nina

    Robert "Bob" Dorsey speaks with Vivian Hill and Nina Denson-Rogers about being born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida, serving in the U.S. Army Airborne Rangers, eventually receiving a Silver Star and…

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  • Report of the Special Committee Appointed by the Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida Recommending Legislative Action After Consideration of R…

    Buford, Rivers H, Fabisinski Committee, Fabisinski, Leo L, Fowler, Cody, Hall, J. Lewis, Mershon, Luther, Smith, Millard, Wigginton, John T

    A report issued by the Fabisinski Committee, a special committee appointed by Govornor LeRoy Collins in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's order to desegregate public schools.

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  • Fabisinski Committee, February 1956

    A collection of documents related to the Fabisinski Committee, a special committee appointed by Governor LeRoy Collins to study issues of race and segregation in Florida.

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  • Fabisinski Committee, February 1956

    A collection of documents related to the Fabisinski Committee, a special committee appointed by Governor LeRoy Collins to study issues of race and segregation in Florida.

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