Tag Archives: Durkeeville

Negro American League Jacksonville Red Caps Instrumental On, Off the Field

Icons of America’s pastime such as Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig have laced their cleats up at present day J. P. Small Park on Jacksonville’s . What if we told you they’re not the biggest sports heroes to round the bases, though? Now, the is the birthplace of many of the Bold City’s networking and business dreams. In 1937, the then-railroad-station was the unassuming birthplace of one of the boldest, most influential stories in the First Coast’s extensive sports history. Employed as Pullman porters and tending to sleeper cars for the passengers coming in and out of the Jacksonville Terminal, our …

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UNITY PLAZA UPDATE: UP Community Spotlight Series

has a major dog in the fight when it comes to shoring up our city’s collective understanding of what makes Jacksonville nationally important and truly amazing. It is my fervent belief a critical element maintaining our national lag behind has been our own non-understanding of our roots. Enter in the presented by and several other sponsoring organizations. On a bi-weekly rotation throughout the year, the MJ and UP teams, as well as professors and talent from , and , executive directors from our five county-area historic archives, and community spokespersons, will stand in the Unity Plaza Amphitheater and deliver our …

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