March 18, 2021
The Official Newsletter for the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. (P.E.C.)
P.E.C. Hosts Podcast World Premiere
Monday, March 29th  

An Eatonville Saga: The Story of an Historic Black Town's Struggle to Survive AND Thrive is the telling of a community "bound and determined" to maintain its heritage and cultural integrity even as it seeks to control its destiny in a 21st century global economy. 
The Town of Eatonville is located approximately ten minutes northeast of Orlando.  A community of some 2500 souls, Eatonville is known and loved by readers of Zora Neale Hurston, the global literary icon, who has made her hometown a literary destination for people all over the world. Though the residents of the Town never faced the racial violence the of early 20th century as did the people of   Greenwood, (Oklahoma), America's "Black Wall Street;" or those in the Rosewood Massacre (Levy County, Florida); or they in the  Ocoee Massacre (Orange County, Florida), in the last quarter of the 20th century, Eatonvillians began to be confronted with challenges to their very existence.
Recounted with the perspective of time, research, and "back story" anecdotes, An Eatonville Saga shares the tale of what happens when "Truth speaks to Power;" and when  the "black, white and gray" of an issue intersect with  conscience, commitment, and convenience on behalf of mutual advantage. At times, the story is gut-wrenching, but it is a continuing  human drama, and you won't want to miss a single episode. Available via podcast, Monday - Friday, beginning on March 29.

Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST

Featured Book:  

Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick:
Stories from the Harlem Renaissance



 (Goodreads Author) (Foreword)

The 106th Annual ASALH  Meeting and Virtual Conference
September 14 - September 30

The 2021 ASALH Academic Program Committee invites proposals for individual papers, entire sessions, presentations, performances, films, round-tables, workshops, conversations, or alternative formats dealing with the 2021 theme, “The Black Family”.

The ASALH Academic Program Committee seeks a diverse slate of presenters and panels representing a variety of professional and institutional backgrounds, perspectives, and voices.

- Specific interest in detailed, comprehensive, and descriptive proposals that outline the theme, scope, and aim of participants
-Proposals from scholars working across a variety of temporal, geographical, thematic, and topical areas in Black history, life and culture are encouraged

 Submissions will be accepted until April 15 at 5 PM (EST). will be responses by June 15.
CBCF Releases “Africa – America 2021: Re-envisioning Liberation for the Global Black Diaspora”
The Center for Policy Analysis and Research (CPAR) at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) today released the second issue of a multidisciplinary journal focusing exclusively on public policy issues related to Black politics in the United States. Entitled “Africa – America 2021: Re-envisioning Liberation for the Global Black Diaspora,” this edition of the biennial publication presents scholarship and perspectives that chart course for the future of Black leadership and advocacy and captures the spirit of modern Black movements.
For more information and to download the publication, visit the
 Journal of the Center for Policy Analysis and Research.
The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. (P.E.C.) is a historic preservation/cultural arts/community revitalization organization, which was established in 1987 and incorporated by the State of Florida in 1988.  P.E.C. has 501 (c) 3 status as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. Our FEIN is 59-2952662.
COVID-19-related funding to the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. (P.E.C.)  provided by:
Florida Humanities Council, State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs, and United Arts of Central Florida

We are governed by a Board of Directors, whose members are:
Winfred Chad McKendrick, President
Tadayuki (Tad) Hara, Ph.D., Vice President
Joshua Smith-Benson, PharmD., Treasurer
Rasheeda Garricks, MBA, Secretary
Marie-José François, MD, Immediate Past President
John W. Beacham
Ava K. Doppelt, Esq.
Harietta Finley White
Thomas S. Kornegay
Reginald Lewis
Reginald B. McGill
Jenneil Ross
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