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Women’s History Month Speaker Series program

Born in Green Cove Springs, February 29, 1892, Augusta Christine Fells Savage began creating sculptures from natural clay found in her backyard. She moved to Jacksonville in 1920 to support herself by sculpting busts of prominent blacks in the community, but moved to New York City a year later. Best known for her work “The […]

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Judge Brian Davis

February 2022 Speaker Series on Jacksonville’s first Black lawyer

The Honorable Brian J. Davis, a United States District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, will share the history of Joseph E. Lee, the first African American to practice law in Jacksonville, having been admitted to the Florida Bar in 1873. Judge Davis was appointed by President Barack Obama […]

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