‘An Ode to Parramore’: Local artists unveil new murals celebrating history, heart and heritage
WATCH: Vanessa Echols hosts ‘Getting Real about Central Florida’s Black history’Located just west of Interstate 4 near downtown Orlando, visitors and residents will see three new murals called “An Ode to Parramore: Three Walls. One Community.”Photos: Local artists unveil new murals celebrating history, heart and heritageExpand Autoplay Image 1 of 11 Local artists unveil new murals celebrating history, heart and heritageParramore Main Street and Art of Collab recruited local artists who focused their visions on the history, heritage and the heart of Parramore. People who live in the neighborhood got to give their input on what they wanted to see on the murals. WATCH: Remembering Jonestown: Orlando’s first African American communityThe Orlando City Council voted to establish Parramore as its own Orlando Main Street last week, creating another arm that will specifically serve the Parramore community and black-owned businesses and neighborhoods. “Murals are a true piece of community public art,” Natasha Gaye, Parramore Main Street’s executive director, said.wftv.com
For a New Global Climate Deal, All Eyes Are on COP26
The United Nations has convened world leaders many times before to discuss climate change, dating to the 1990s. The next meeting, scheduled for November in Glasgow, may be the most important ever. U.S. President Joe Biden’s climate envoy, John Kerry, says COP26 will be the last chance for the world to avoid climate disaster.washingtonpost.com
Mexico to bury archeological find because of virus costs
MEXICO CITY — (AP) — The costs of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic have forced Mexican archaeologists to re-bury a unusual find that combined colonial and pre-Hispanic features. The institute had planned to make an exhibit of the strange tunnel, which was apparently built in the early 1600s. It replaced an earlier Aztec flood-control system built in the 1400s to protect Mexico City, then an island surrounded by shallow lakes, against periodic floods. After the Spanish conquered the Aztec capital in 1521, they unwisely destroyed parts of the pre-Hispanic system. Carved pre-Hispanic stones were sometimes used in colonial-era churches and houses, in part because the Spanish used rubble from demolished Indigenous structures as building material.wftv.com
Mexico to bury archeological find because of virus costs
The costs of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic have forced Mexican archaeologists to re-bury a unusual find that combined colonial and pre-Hispanic features. The National Institute of Anthropogy and History had announced in 2009 that it found a flood control tunnel on the outskirts of Mexico City that had Spanish construction techniques but carved Aztec symbols embedded in it. It replaced an earlier Aztec flood-control system built in the 1400s to protect Mexico City, then an island surrounded by shallow lakes, against periodic floods.news.yahoo.com
Who was the first? A list of female firsts in Florida
From politicians to occupations traditionally held by men, these are just some of the Florida women that helped pave the way for women today to live out their dreams. Betty Mae Jumper, a full-blooded Seminole Indian, made history in 1967 when she was elected to a four-year term as tribal chairman of the Seminole Indian Tribes. Former U.S. attorney general. Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente, right, is sworn in as the court's Chief Justice by former Chief Justice Rosemary Barkett, left, as Pariente's husband Fred Hazouri, center, holds the Bible, Friday, July 2, 2004, in Tallahassee, Fla. Barkett was the first woman Chief Justice and Pariente is the second. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP, Pool)Kim Ng makes first comments as Marlins general managerGlenda Hood headshot, as Florida Secretary of State, photo (AP2004)
The history of the "one drop" rule and how it impacts Americans today
The history of the "one drop" rule and how it impacts Americans today The new book "One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race," by author and activist Yaba Blay, Ph.D, explores racial identity and the constructs that were created in the United States. Blay joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero to explain the history of the rule and its impact today.cbsnews.com
WATCH LIVE: President, vice president host International Women’s Day event
[President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are set to make remarks in honor of International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day was born. Ad1913: It was agreed that March 8 would be International Women’s Day moving forward. 1975: International Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time by the United Nations. 2011: The 100 year anniversary of the first International Women’s Day events held in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.
Important Central Florida sites in women’s history
This Women’s History Month, there are a number of stops on the Florida Women’s Heritage Trail right here in Central Florida you can visit to learn more about the contributions ladies have made to history right here in the Sunshine State. It is the oldest surviving incorporated black municipality and possesses a rich tradi- tional culture immortalized in the works of Zora Neale Hurston (1901- 1960). The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts offers a kaleidoscope of exhibitions repre- senting the work of African diaspora artists. AdZora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts (Copyright 2020 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.) When she retired in 1918, she moved to Winter Park, and in 1929 became head of the dramatic arts program at Rollins College.
10 important women in Florida history you may not know
There are many women who have made large contributions to not only Florida’s history, but to the history of the United States. In 1994, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Florida State University for her work and dedication on behalf of the Seminole people. She was dubbed the “First Orlando Girl Doctor.” Maguire also served on the Founders Committee at the University of Florida, where she helped plan for the College of Medicine and also was involved in the founding of the College of Medicine at Florida State University. She graduated from Florida State College for Women, now FSU, with a bachelor’s in zoology, and later University of Florida with her master’s, and became the first female government wildlife technician. AdBETH JOHNSONElizabeth “Beth” McCullough Johnson was the first woman in the Florida Senate after four years in the House, paving the way for women in politics.
History behind the lost Columbian Harmony Cemetery
History behind the lost Columbian Harmony Cemetery For about 100 years starting in the late 1850s, the Columbian Harmony Cemetery in Washington, D.C. was the resting place for 37,000 Black residents. When that cemetery was sold 60 years ago, the headstones were all sold or given away as scrap. Chip Reid spoke to Virginia State Senator Richard Stuart and his wife Lisa, who vowed to help restore the dignity of the cemetery's residents after 55 of those headstones – and potentially thousands more – ended up in the water near their new farm on the Potomac River.cbsnews.com
Fallen astronauts honored at Kennedy Space Center ceremony
Janet and her husband, David Juell, visited from Colorado to attend the ceremony. Mike Leimbach is a retired space shuttle launch director for NASA. Roger Chaffee was one of the youngest astronauts, killed during a demonstration test for the Apollo 1 mission in 1967. “It’s been a long time and I really miss him.”AdSheryl attends the NASA remembrance ceremony every year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex. At the end of the ceremony, each visitor laid flowers to honor the lives lost in the NASA program as a symbol of hope for the future of space exploration.
Here’s a look back at inaugural addresses of past presidents
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)WASHINGTON – The first act of every president after taking the oath of office is to deliver a speech to the nation they now lead. As President Joe Biden becomes the 46th President of the United States, let’s look back at the words offered by some of his predecessors as they assumed command of our nation. President Donald Trump45th President of the United States, inaugurated Jan. 20, 2017. President Barack Obama44th President of the United States, inaugurated Jan. 20, 2009President George W. Bush43rd President of the United States, inaugurated Jan. 20, 2001President Bill Clinton42nd President of the United States, inaugurated Jan. 20, 1993President George H.W. Bush41st President of the United States, inaugurated Jan. 20, 1989President Ronald Reagan40th President of the United States, inaugurated Jan. 20, 1981President Jimmy Carter39th President of the United States, inaugurated Jan. 20, 1977
Trust Index: A trending meme is inaccurate, but COVID-19 is killing an historic number of people
Daily COVID-19 deaths in December are listed on a trending social media graphic showing the 10 deadliest days in U.S. history. RELATED: The chilling story behind the ‘Deadliest Days in American history’ meme (CNET)RELATED: Did 4 of the deadliest days in U.S. history occur in December 2020? (Snopes)Recent daily COVID-19 death totals are among the worst in U.S. history, but the graphic leaves out other terrible days, including the entire Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918. 1, though we couldn’t find daily death totals. The meme shows daily COVID-19 fatalities for several days in early December rival these historic tragedies.
Looking back at 2005, the last time hurricane season went Greek
With the 29th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season skimming past Central Florida and potentially a 30th named storm sitting in the Caribbean, this season is one for the record books. Meteorologists have often compared the 2020 hurricane season with 2005. The 2005 tropical season started off with tropical storms Arlene and Bret forming in June, making it only the second time in history to have happened. Tracks and intensity of the 2005 hurricane season. Flooding in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina (2005).
Transition of power, throughout the years: Most cases peaceful, some awkward
When President Donald Trump lost November 2020′s election, it marked just the 11th time in U.S. history an incumbent president was beaten in a re-election bid. On the surface, it seems like it might be an awkward transition -- in which the current president vacates his office and is forced to witness the inauguration of his successor. In the middle of the night before the inauguration was scheduled to start, Adams departed Washington, D.C. and started his post-presidential life. 1828There was some bad blood between incumbent president John Quincy Adams and challenger Andrew Jackson, which stemmed from a controversial ending to the 1824 election that involved both men. 1932This was not a peaceful transition of power between outgoing president Herbert Hoover and the man who defeated him in the election, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
New Orange County History Center exhibit showcases Ocoee Massacre 100 years after violence
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – In addition to Election Day, Florida is just days away from marking 100 years since an important yet dark moment in Central Florida’s history: The Ocoee Massacre. A new exhibit, entitled “Yesterday this was Home” at the Orange County Regional History Center showcases the events that surround the Ocoee Massacre. “The Ocoee Massacre is a really dynamic event to talk about,” she said. “One of the hardest things about the Ocoee Massacre is how many versions of the story exist. The exhibit comes after a strong push throughout the state to raise awareness on the Ocoee Massacre, including mandating the events be taught in Florida schools.
Rudolph and his nose-so-bright into auction will take flight
This image released by Profiles in History shows a Santa Clause and Rudolph reindeer puppet used in the filming of the 1964 Christmas special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." (Profiles in History via AP)LOS ANGELES – Rudolph and his still-shiny nose are getting a new home, and it's bound to be a lot nicer than the Island of Misfit Toys. The soaring reindeer and Santa Claus figures who starred in in the perennially beloved stop-motion animation Christmas special “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” are going up for auction. Auction house Profiles in History announced Thursday that a 6-inch-tall Rudolph and 11-inch-tall Santa used to animate the 1964 TV special are being sold together in the auction that starts Nov. 13 and are expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000. The figures would make their way to the New York offices of Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass.
Friends of A1A video receives national recognition
The Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway were pleased to learn their video project Capturing the A1A Byway Story, part of the Roadmap to History video series in development, was selected for Honorable Mention by the National Scenic Byway Foundation on April 23. Funded in part by a Visit Florida grant, Capturing the A1A Byway Story introduces audiences around the world to the A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway, one of 150 National Scenic Byways in America. With visually stunning images, the video captures a snapshot of the stories behind the creation of the advocacy group representing Flagler and St. Johns counties as the Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway. We were proud to receive the news that our project had been selected for Honorable Mention by the National Scenic Byway Foundation, said Friends of A1A President Marge Rooyakkers. The Honorable Mention in Interpretation was given to the A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway for their Roadmap to History video series in the historic St. Augustine area.news-journalonline.com
Obama honors the turbulent history of Selma, Alabama
Obama honors the turbulent history of Selma, Alabama “It was not a clash of armies, but a clash of wills; a contest to determine the meaning of America,” President Barack Obama said at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday."cbsnews.com