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The Hungerford School – Eatonville, Florida

Eatonville is one of several African American towns settled across the United States after the Civil War, incorporated in 1887. All of the town’s officials and residents were black. Eatonville’s most famous resident was playwright and novelist  Zora Neale Hurston.

Hungerford School Building Circa 1914

Hungerford School Building Circa 1914

The Robert Hungerford Normal and Industrial School  was one of a several secondary schools founded for (and often by) black people in Florida after the Civil War, including – Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on August 11, 2009 in Black History


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