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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.

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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.
To listen to more stories of citizens from across the city, please follow this link The Jacksonville Historical Society YouTube


“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

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