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Eatonville is one of 1400 incorporated African-American towns in the country. Photo: Renata Sago.
Intersection

Intersection: The History Of Eatonville


Eatonville is one of the oldest black towns in the US. N.Y. Nathiri of the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community and landscape architect Everett Fly join Intersection to explore why this town has survived.
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Image: Zora Neale Hurston, wikipedia.org
From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston is finally being released


Almost a century after publishers rejected it, a book by Eatonville writer Zora Neale Hurston is finally being released. In 1931, six years before her acclaimed novel Their Eyes Were Watching God was published, Hurston made the rounds with a manuscript called Barracoon. It focused on her interview with one of the last known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade. Cudjo Lewis was born in the West African country of Benin. As a teenager, he was taken prisoner and held for weeks with other captives in a barracoon – a slave pen. Eventually he and more than 100 others were sold and put on a slave ship bound for Alabama. This was 1860. The international slave trade had been illegal …
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Spotlight

Spotlight: Bowling, Eatonville, Hip Hop Fest, Surf Films and Kid Expo


Aloma Bowl is celebrating its 40th anniversary Saturday because Winter Park City Council and some brave intelligent high schoolers saved it from getting knocked down to become another Orchard Supply Hardware, the Wawa of hardware stores. Bowlers can enjoy reduced prices on games and shoes this Saturday 9 to 2 at Aloma Bowl in Winter Park. And speaking of anniversaries, the town of Eatonville its celebrating its 130th Anniversary! Enjoy free food, music, health screenings and more Saturday 12 to 3 at the Eatonville Branch Library. Enjoy live graffiti, spoken word, break dance battles and live DJs during the Elements of Life Orlando Hip Hop Festival Saturday starting at 5 at Henao Contemporary Center. Screenings of two surfing-themed films, Under …
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Eatonville is one of 1400 incorporated African-American towns in the country. Photo: Renata Sago.
Intersection

Intersection: Preserving Historic Black Towns


Eatonville is one of the oldest black towns in the US. Back in the 1980’s there were plans to widen a road through the town. Those plans were shelved after residents led an effort to show how the road would destroy the historic character of Eatonville. N.Y. Nathiri of the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community and landscape architect Everett Fly join Intersection to explore why this town has survived where other black towns have not.
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Master Gardener Ruford Shepherd. Photo: Matthew Peddie. WMFE
Intersection

Intersection: Eatonville Yards & Gardens Club


Eatonville’s community garden is flourishing. The challenge for the gardeners in this historic Black town is finding the funding to keep it going, and keep supplying the community with organic veges. We tour the plot where master gardener Ruford Shepherd grows okra, corn, squash and more.
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