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I AM Eugene H. McLin

By Gwendolyn Reese Eugene H. McLin was city recreational director, football coach, baseball official, sports writer for the St. Petersburg…

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I AM: Midwives

Mary E. Brown By Gwendolyn Reese The word midwife comes from the Old English words mid, “with” and wif, “woman.” The word…

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I AM: Joseph E. Savage

Joseph E. Savage spearheaded the 1968 garbage strike in St. Pete.  By Gwendolyn Reese Joseph E. Savage, a sanitation worker, spearheaded a…

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I AM: Emanuel M.W. Stewart

Durning Emanuel M. W. Stewart’s tenure at Gibbs High School, the school received its first full accreditation and became a member of…

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I AM: Our communities

The Orange Belt Railway came to St. Petersburg in 1888. Black workers built the beds and laid the rails. Gwendolyn Reese The first…

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I AM Parker Watson

The Parker Watson lynching brought outcries from a number of people including St. Petersburg ministers. By Gwendolyn Reese Parker Watson…

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I AM: Lonnie Donaldson

Political activist Lonnie Donaldson  By Gwendolyn Reese Lonnie Donaldson was a revered name among community and political activists. He…

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I AM: Cecil B. Keene, Sr.

Cecil B. Keene Sr. dedicated his life to education, serving students in Pinellas County and throughout the state of Florida. By Gwendolyn…

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I AM: George W. Perkins

George Wesley Perkins will be remembered as one of the early African-American pioneer educators of St. Petersburg. By Gwendolyn Reese…

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I AM: Rev. Enoch Davis

Rev. Enoch Davis with Rev. Wayne G. Thompson in the 1970s. By Gwendolyn Reese On Oct. 27, 2017, The Weekly Challenger newspaper celebrated…