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The advocate. [online resource] : (Winter Park, Orange County, Fla.) 18??-1???
Alternative Titles:
  • Winter Park advocate
Place of publication:
Winter Park, Orange County, Fla.
Geographic coverage:
  • Winter Park, Orange, Florida  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
Dates of publication:
  • Began with: May 31, 1889
  • English
  • Florida--Orange County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01211878
  • Florida--Winter Park.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01203029
  • Orange County (Fla.)--Newspapers.
  • Winter Park (Fla.)--Newspapers.
  • "Owned and operated by African Americans residing in Hannibal Square, the African American district in Winter Park, The Advocate was a weekly that began publication in May 1889. The Advocate provided a forum for community news that included social, political and economic concerns. Heavily reflecting the political landscape of the time, the paper was a strong voice for Republican politics in a time of resurgent Democratic politics. As such, the stories and opinion in the pages of The Advocate represent a critical primary source documenting the transformation of Florida in the 1890s. Although The Advocate was thought to be loss, significant fragments of the paper can be found in the Winter Park Scrapbook(WPS) located in the Olin Library Archive and Special Collection at Rollins College. By transcribing these fragments, this project offer unique insights about the evolution of southern society after Reconstruction. Whether the rise of Jim Crow segregation or black economic and social aspiration, the Advocate offers a glimpse of African-American thought and action. As a digital pedagogical project, this project allows students to engage with the past in a unique manner. Beyond transcription, undergraduate researchers create categories and tags reflecting historically relevant topics. Taken together, the project provides a resource for the public and unique learning experience for students while shedding new light on African-American action and reactions in the late nineteenth century."
  • Description based on: Fragment of introduction, May 31, 1889; title from masthead.
  • Electronic reproduction.
  • G.C. Henderson, Business manager and publisher.
  • Latest issue consulted: September 16, 1896.
  • This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 "No Rights Reserved" license. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
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