Honoring Juneteenth: Lost But Not Forgotten

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Age: Adult

Gus Henderson, Walter Simpson, and Frank Israel were crucial to Winter Park being incorporated as a city. This dramatization pays homage to their roles, and explains the struggle, tenacity and passion of Henderson, Israel and Simpson as they worked to achieve a city that’s home for all Winter Park residents. Created by Winter Park resident, Maria Olivia Bryant. 

Other featured events include:

  • Live storytelling with “Miss Minny the Mule,” and hands-on activities for children.
  • A conversation with Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, performed by Ersula Knox Odom.
  • Heritage Harvest: Bring two items that represent what makes Hannibal Square special to you and library staff will help you create digitized files to take home and share or upload to the library’s history collection.

A part of the H.I.S.: Henderson, Israel & Simpson Project Supporting Recognition of Winter Park's African American Leaders. A partnership with AARP, Hannibal Square Heritage Center, and the Winter Park Public Library.