Advocating for a New Life: The Winter Park Advocate and the Black Experience
Julian Chambliss, Rollins College
This panel investigates forms of history that emerge in public space and in historical narratives that shape—and are shaped by—the spaces they inhabit. In central Florida, African Americans in Gilded Age Winter Park deployed their own narratives of freedom as they tried to take advantage of the New South opportunities the region presented. Julian Chambliss describes how African American residents used their newspaper, the Winter Park Advocate, to shape public perception of their community.
Recorded in April 2018 at the OAH Annual Meeting held in Sacremento, California as part of the Mellon-funded Amplified Initiative.