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Oral History Interview with Dr. Robert Byrd
My name is Robert Byrd and I was born in Orlando, actually at my grandmother's house on Cottage Hill Road which was a little rock road off of what we then called the Old Winter Garden Highway... It was just a little bit beyond what I think you now call th ... Read more
People
Oral History Interview with Dr. Robert Byrd
My name is Robert Byrd and I was born in Orlando, actually at my grandmother's house on Cottage Hill Road which was a little rock road off of what we then called the Old Winter Garden Highway... It was just a little bit beyond what I think you now call th ... Read more
People
Elizabeth Chance
Educator Beth Chance has been teaching Special Education classes since January, 2010, at Lockhart Middle School, Orlando, and she is currently taking graduate courses toward an MA in Archaeology at University of Central Florida. ... Read more
Places
Concord Park Elementary School, Circa 1949
Ms. Anderson's third grade class at Concord Park Elementary School are all smiles as photographer Alan Anderson takes the shot.Mr. Anderson had the contract for Orange County Public School photos for about 25 years.Photo courtesy of Bertie Martin Hunt who ... Read more
Places
Academic Excellence at Dr. Phiilips High School
Anna Mae Patz, Advanced Placement Calculus Instructor at Dr. Phillips High School, with Kathi Brooks Myers, award winning math student at Dr. Phillips, photo circa 1980s. Kathi Brooks Myers, Dr. Phillips High School valedictorian, went on to Universi ... Read more
Places
The Quality of Education in Orange County: Then & Now
We need people educated and I think we here in Orlando stand at really the foreground. We have all of the facilities that are available and we can take care of a lot of students at the university and prepare them for technological jobs. There are plenty o ... Read more
Events
Desegregation in Orange County Schools
Educator Mary Jane Sevick remembers the day her students cleared their lockers at Robinswood Junior High School in response to a court order to desegregate Carver and Robinswood Junior High Schools. Hear her firsthand account of the event and  the tr ... Read more
People
Ben Porter, Grand Knight at Saint James Cathedral
LISTEN to this interview with Ben Porter, Grand Knight of the Altars Servers at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando, December 7th, 2010. Born in Central Florida, Ben's earliest memory of the area is the fresh oranges his mother picked from a neig ... Read more