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    City Maryland Tag s Prohibition Media The American Temperance Society was founded in 1826 and the movement gained momentum after the Civil War During the late 19th century women s organizations took on temperance as a domestic issue using it as one of the many reform efforts that justified their activism outside the home When Progressives took up the cause in the early 20th century partly out of anit immigrant sentiment and partly Army Segregation Problem Date s March 13 1944 to 1947 Location Mercer Pennsylvania Tag s WWII African Americans World War II Racism Private Bert B Babero was an African American soldier enlisted in the United States Army during World War II While stationed at an army base in Pennsylvania he was surprised to find that segregation was practiced that far north Although African Americans and Caucasians were fighting in the same war for the same cause Private Babero still experienced racial injustice Out of the four movie Plane Crash near Los Gatos Canyon Date s January 28 1948 Location Fresno California Tag s Plane Crash Deportees Thirty two people perished when a plane crashed near Los Gatos Canyon 20 miles west of Coalinga California in Fresno County on the 28th of January 1948 The plane caught fire starting in the left engine drive fuel pump 50 miles after its departure from Oakland California The victims of the plane crash include four Americans Franck attkinson the pilot his wife Bobbi Attkinson who served Formation of Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard Date s January 3 1941 to September 2 1945 Location Baltimore Maryland Tag s Baltimore shipyard Bethlehem Fairfield Steel and Iron Industry World War II Homefront On January 3 1941 the Emergency Shipbuilding Program was announced by Franklin D Roosevelt The task was simple rapidly build simple cargo ships to

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    dorm mother to many girls who attended Rollins College Susan Wesley was an employee for the college a total of twenty four years The girls depended on Susan to help them through tough times nurse them to health when sick as well as be Work In An All Black Community Date s January 1 1946 to January 5 1946 Location Tag s Zora Neale Hurston Eatonville life Zora Neale Hurston

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    Chronology An Act of Heroism Date s June 2 1948 Location Orange Florida Tag s Susan Wesley Rollins College Greeting incoming Freshman at the start of the 1943 1944 year Miss Susan Wesley assisted in the girls unpacking settling in and adjusting to life away from home A dorm mother to many girls who attended Rollins College Susan Wesley was an employee for the college a total of twenty four

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    troops that were stationed in Florida Captain Spillman intended to immediately stock up and depart for the West Indies under the pretence of getting a cargo of fruit to take to New York Dunham was informed that the vessel had in fact been charted to go to Nassau to bring into the Florida territory about 40 Negro slaves belonging to two gentlemen residing on separate plantations along the coast where Dunham was stationed Four days later the inspector received further information from a gentleman of this place entitled to credit about the Nassau slaver What Dunham had notified about was that the correct number of slaves onboard the John Richard was actually around 100 and not 40 This new information also brought a sense of helplessness with the fact that now days later the John Richard and all the slaves that were in it had left the port Dunham confirmed in himself that the slaves involved in this trade would probably be carried to the coast along the Gulf of Mexico and placed on shore somewhere between Tampa and St Marks There it would be a very easy matter after those slaves were landed to spread them into the interior of the state and slowly afterwards get rid of them at the owners expense Even with all this information and a more than knowledgeable approach as to where the slaves would be unloaded Dunham s claims went relatively unnoticed until his letter of the fifth instant respecting the slaves newly introduced into his district had been received by the District Attorney Incredibly it was more than five years 1831 until the Secretary of Treasury returned the Report to Dunham The truth was that slave trading wasn t all that informal and although the slaves had to be smuggled into the

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    Location HENRICO Virginia Tag s Agriculture In February of 1829 a salesman named H B Montague posted an ad in the Richmond Enquirer advertising his services as a middleman in the sales of tobacco Montague had taken out the official license to do this which cost him sixty dollars He also went into detail on his past doings in this realm recalling how he began this enterprise when no one else would and incurred losses at first but he A Clever Child Escapes Flogging Date s February 11 1829 Location FREDERICK Maryland Tag s Education A well prepared young man demonstrated ingenuity and intelligence when his father presented him with the threat of flogging The boy s father was a lieutenant in the US Army a native of Frederick County Maryland Being a lieutenant meant that he was somewhat strict but all he wanted was the best for his son When the boy displeased his father the father examined the cause of his misconduct Kentucky s Senate passes joint resolution to colonize free people of color Date s January 1829 Location FRANKLIN Kentucky Tag s African Americans Migration Transportation Race Relations In January the Cherokee Phoenix and Indians Advocate reported the outcome of the Kentucky State Senate s Joint Resolution There were only three dissenting votes against these two measures The first measure urged Kentucky s statesmen in Washington to endeavor Congress to appropriate money and aid so far is consistent with the Constitution of the United States in colonizing House of Representatives drafts bill for the relief of James Monroe Date s February 25 1829 Location Washington City District of Columbia Tag s Urban Life Boosterism When a memorial of the citizens of Albemarle County Virginia asked Congress to reconsider James Monroe s claims to reimbursement a Select Committee

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    were not created to work within the area He used the argument The Election of 1824 in the Seminole Nation Date s 1824 Location Tag s Government Politics Native Americans Race Relations After the First Seminole War and the United States acquisition of Florida the U S Government encouraged the self governance of the Seminoles as a united tribe As 1823 turned to 1824 Neamathla was the head chief of the Seminole Nation This would not last however By July he had been removed by the United States because of growing tension between him and the governor of the Florida territory Slave Smuggling in New Smyrna Date s June 6 1826 to July 2 1831 Location Tag s Slavery african americans Smuggling New Smyrna It was June 6th 1826 when David R Dunham inspector of customs at New Smyrna located a small schooner from Virginia that was operating quite oddly The John Richard which was captained by James Spillman arrived in St Augustine from Alexandria with provisions for the U S troops that were stationed in Florida Captain Spillman intended to immediately stock up and depart for the West Indies A look at the evolution of the slave trade through

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    Chronology Slave Smuggling in New Smyrna Date s June 6 1826 to July 2 1831 Location Florida Florida Tag s Slavery african americans Smuggling New Smyrna It was June 6th 1826 when David R Dunham inspector of customs at New Smyrna located a small schooner from Virginia that was operating quite oddly The John Richard which was captained by James Spillman arrived in St Augustine from Alexandria with provisions for

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    home towns While it is evident that white northerners enjoyed the warm weather and the great destination African Americans who were already in the area were not affluent enough to enjoy the properties of the Seminole Hotel Instead African Americans were offered a different way to step foot onto the premises they were the employees that hosted the white wealthy guests As mentioned in the Winter Park Historical Association website the Seminole Hotel boasted that more millionaires and beauties were gathered on its piazzas than any other space in Florida In this regard we easily understand that during 1886 when the Seminole Hotel was built African Americans were just fortunate enough to be employees of the Seminole Hotel Across the South during this period African Americans were denied employment and equal opportunities by whites for various reasons but were fortunate enough to find some opportunities at the Seminole hotel As observed in the photos of the Seminole Hotel Steve Rajatr in the Winter Park Magazine reveals that a large portion of their Winter Park staff of porters bellhops cooks and maids were black residents who lived in Hannibal Square and who were neighbors of white families who lived on the east side of town The hotel was one of the major companies in the area that employed black residents While looking back at the importance of the Seminole Hotel we must recognize that a picture found in the Rollins College Archives with an African American woman boating wealthy white northerners on Lake Osceola depicts both positive and negative interpretations While I rather see a picture of both African American s and Whites enjoying the sites of the Seminole Hotel it is still beneficial that African Americans were hired by one of the only employers that would employee them The city

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