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Building Community: Eatonville, Community, and African-American Uplift

This presentation explores questions of race, property, and power represented by community building in Eatonville. Facing problems common to the Black experience while rejecting racism’s negative effects, Eatonville symbolized African American striving for success in the New South. This presentation will examine a variety of primary documents linked to individuals and institutions that highlight an ideology of action that defined Eatonville.

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Landscape Architects and Architects — Professional Continuing Education

Sustainable History & Landscape Techniques – Professional Continuing Education

Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) –

8.0 Professional Development Hours (pending approval)

8.0 Learning Units (pending approval)

Environmental: sustainability

Preservation: historic, reuse, adaptive

Actual yards and gardens in Eatonville will be used as reference for national case studies that demonstrate successful outcomes and techniques. Participants will meet the resident owners of the yards and gardens to discuss theories and practices in sustainable landscaping and gardening.

Each registrant will receive a copy of the Eatonville Yards & Gardens Primer as reference for the class.


Faculty: Everett L. Fly, FASLA, RA, is nationally recognized for his interdisciplinary policy, planning and design work with historic resources. His clients include the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Park Service, state and municipal governments. Mr. Fly has worked directly with the municipal government and residents of Eatonville on cultural policy and historic preservation issues for twenty


Landscape Architects – Professional In-Service Course

Foci: Historic preservation; community planning, landscapes

Tuesday, January 28, 8:00AM-4:00PM

Paid Registration Required: $200 (Includes materials & lunch)


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A Call to High School Students Interested in Creative Writing

Prosperity Publications LLC, a San Antonio-based company, in collaboration with the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA! Festival), will conduct Creative Writing Workshop for High School Students sessions on “Education Day,” Friday, January 31 (2014) at the 25th Annual ZORA! Festival.


The workshop will introduce high school students to the craft of writing fiction, with the goal being to assist them in advancing their writing skills. Two sessions, 9:30 – 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 12 Noon will be offered. The sessions will be conducted in the Council Chambers of the Eatonville Town Hall, 307 East Kennedy Boulevard in Eatonville and the title for both sessions is “How to Get Started: A Lesson for the Young Novelist” and will be presented by Frederick Williams, Executive Editor and President of Prosperity Publications and by D. L. Grant, Assistant Branch Manager, at the Carver Branch of the San Antonio Library.


Interested students must submit a 150 – 250 word writing sample no later than Friday, Novcmber 15 (2013) explaining why they want to register for the Creative Writing Workshop. Students will receive written notice of standing no later than Friday, December 15 (2013). Only students who have received written notice of acceptance will be permitted to attend these sessions.


By November 15, each student must return a completed registration form along with a notarized parental form to ZORA! Festival 2014, Creative Writing Workshop for High School Students, 227 East Kennedy Boulevard, Eatonville, Florida 32751.


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Eatonville Sustainable Visions – North Carolina A & T State University

Advanced landscape architecture students from North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina will spend the fall semester developing frameworks for sustainable visions for the physical resources of Eatonville, Florida. The students, Christian Anderson, John Dufort and Keana Graham, will work as a team to prepare a broad set of proposals tailored to authentic attributes and heritage of the town. The project will provide unique field experiences in an underserved community. The students and their professor, Perry Howard, FASLA, visited Eatonville early this semester for an intensive introduction and overview of the historic, cultural, and environmental background of the community. They met with residents, civic leaders, and toured the town on foot and by car. The student visions are scheduled to be presented in early December, 2013 and again in Eatonville on January 31, 2014 during the Zora Neale Hurston Festival for the Arts and the Humanities

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