UNVEILING OF THE THE HARLEM OF THE SOUTH SERIES
REQUESTING MEDIA COVERAGE TOMORROW
AT 11:00A.M. AT THE DOWNTOWN LANDING ADRIAN PICKETT’S GALLERY
June 24, 2010-Jacksonville, FL- The unveiling of The Harlem of the South Series. This artwork captures the heritage of Jacksonville, Florida when Jacksonville was known as the Harlem of the South. There is a rich heritage of African American entrepreneurship in Jacksonville, FL. In the early 1900s its population was as much as 60% black. It was home to one of the most vibrant landscapes for African American business in U.S. history. Known for its jazz era district there were a wide range of businesses including bars, taverns, nightclubs, barbershops, and cultural outposts. Those activities created both jobs and a way of life that was characterized as successful by Dr Booker T. Washington who frequented the area.
During the early 1900s, instead of chambers of commerce, there...