CF100: 2016 02 28 – From 1956

Each week the Orlando Sentinel asks two questions of 100 community leaders in Central Florida. Those with access to the online Sentinel can read all of this  week’s 100-word responses here. For those without access, my responses are below. Selected responses appear in the Sunday edition while the on-line comments are available a day or two before.


What was the biggest story of the week?

In an on-going effort to deepen our understanding of race issues given the ongoing conversation in our country, First Unitarian Church recently uncovered a sermon preached from our pulpit 60 years ago at the beginning of National Brotherhood Week. So much has changed. So many challenges remain. One quote from 1956: “As a Negro in Orlando you have lived through the Mims Killing, the Ocoee Expulsion, the Groveland Rape Case, the Platt Case in Mount Dora and now General Lower’s magnificent stand for White Supremacy!” Do we know this history? And what would our list look like today?

What will be the biggest story in the coming week?

No submission.


The series focuses on state and local news.

Read the Sentinel’s introduction to the series

Read my first post on the series.

My posts related to this can be found using the categories in the right sidebar. Click either Central Florida or Current Events.

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