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The Jacksonville Melting Pot: The Diverse Cultures of Northeast Florida
Hear the stories of immigrants who made Jacksonville their home
People from all over the world have migrated to Jacksonville, Florida. The Jacksonville Melting Pot: The Diverse Culture of Northeast Florida project captures, through interviews, the stories of some of these individuals who call Jacksonville home. While the individuals are from highly diverse cultures and backgrounds, they often share similar stories and experiences.
Their stories were recorded during videotaped interviews by the Jacksonville Historical Society. The project, supported, in part by a grant from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, underscores the unique and diverse make-up of Jacksonville.
The Melting Pot project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. To listen to the stories of citizens from across the city, please follow this link The Jacksonville Historical Society YouTube
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“The Melting Pot: The Diverse Cultures of Northeast Florida is an oral history project to capture and showcase the stories of the area's diverse population. This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs. the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the Florida Dept of State.
“The Jacksonville Historical gratefully acknowledges these local immigrants who shared their stories with the community.”
Reggie Agulto, Manila, Philippines
Carlos Bouvier; Montevideo, Uruguay
Thoi Tran Bullard; Danang Viet Nam
Augustus Cesar Carangue; Cebu, Philipinnes
Lorraine Corey; Homs, Syria
Aduibaje Davis; Gambaga, Ghana
Glenn Gray; United Kingdom
Ruth Jernigan; Portoviejo, Ecuador
Shung Kwan and Min Kim; Seoul, South Korea
Jerry Nackashi; Kirkuk, Iraq
Yoon Park; Seoul South Korea
Taryn Rodriguez-Boette; San Juan, Puerto Rico
Shigeko Sams; Okinawa, Japan
T.K. and Rahul Sharma; New Delhi, India
Sonny and Deborah Ukpong