ROOTED IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
Meet Tee Taylor, News 6’s first Black photojournalist
ORLANDO, Fla. – For someone who spent his 50-year career behind the camera, Tee Taylor is no stranger to the spotlight. News 6 photographer Tee Taylor pictured outside his home on Feb. 2, 2021. News 6 photographer Tee Taylor refills a bird feeder outside his home on Feb. 2, 2021. “There is no one more dedicated to his work than Tee Taylor. Tee Taylor is once in a lifetime.”Be sure to go to ClickOrlando.com/RealTalk at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 to hear more from Taylor and the other panelists during the Real Talk: Obstacles and Opportunities town hall.
How this Iconic Orlando ice cream stand defied racial stigma
Sitting in its original location since 1948, Goff’s Ice Cream stand has kept its doors open on the “Trail” for the past 73 years. In the peak of racial tensions in Florida, Goff’s tradition brought people together instead of dividing them with America’s most iconic desert -- ice cream. AdPeacock said his little ice cream stand is still thriving despite the economic challenges that have recently come his way. So be sure to stop by and get yourself a treat and carry on the Orlando ice cream tradition of Goff’s. Though Goff’s Ice Cream is not considered a locally registered historic landmark, perhaps someday the city of Orlando will honor this iconic Central Florida business.
13-year-old Sanford violinist hopes to change the face of classical music
When you hear her play the violin, you understand she isn’t like most children her age. AdHer violin music fills the air of their Central Florida home. So when you see me smiling I am genuinely feeling the music and feeling happy, which is really a blessing,” she said. “There have been many African American people who have tried to make it in the classical music industry and it hasn’t happened,” she said. “In major orchestras there is only less than 2% of African Americans in major orchestras all around the world including the United States.
Orlando attraction features ‘bright futures’ for Black History Month
ORLANDO, Fla. – Wall Crawl is known for being a picture studio where visitors can get some Instagram-worthy content by posing in front of their 20-plus walls. The studio first opened in August 2019, and ever since, Wall Crawl has made sure to have a Black History Month wall. Celebrating Black History Month has been just one of the ways we do that,” said Jeanette Johnson, co-founder of Wall Crawl. Last year, Wall Crawl featured Black historical figures who played a big role in Central Florida, but this year, the attraction is looking to the future. Sabrina Dessalines created a wall honoring Black women who inspire her for Black History Month.