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Florida Dwight Collection

Picture Portrait of Florida Dwight
Florida Dwight, 1895-1977

FLORIDA C. DWIGHT was the first director of parks and recreation for Negroes in the city of Jacksonville, Florida. She began working at Oakland playground on July 4, 1918. Mrs. Dwight was a key player in the expansion of recreational facilities in the African American community, enlisting the help of the citizens to acquire and equip LaVilla playground and Wilder Park. The collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, programs and letters about the recreational activities during her tenure.


last updated 23 August 2006 clb