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Many Rivers to Cross in Jacksonville

WJCT in Jacksonville, Florida produced a series of radio interviews with local African American educators, artists and historians for their program Voices of the First Coast.

The Whipping Man Actor David Gerard

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Jacksonville actor David Gerard discusses his role in the play The Whipping Man, an exploration of black and Jewish identities during the Civil War.

Jacksonville Performer & Educator, Rosalyn Burrough

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Rosalyn Burrough, creator of the Auntie Roz Peanut Show, discusses her experiences as a performer and educator in Jacksonville.

Derek Hankerson on Florida’s Underground Railroad & his Gullah Heritage

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Part 1: Documentary filmmaker and historian Derek Hankerson explores the history of Florida and the first Underground Railroad.
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Part 2: In this interview, Derek Hankerson discusses the Gullah heritage of his own family and the Jacksonville region.

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