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Mr. Lloyd Washington







President, Durkeeville Historical Society Museum

Mr. Lloyd Washington was born and raised in Jacksonville and has always had a great love for the history of Afro Americans in

Jacksonville. He has served on the board of directors of Jacksonville Housing Partnership, the weed and seed program

and Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Council.  He has also served as Community President of the Grand Park Community  Association for 16 years. He has been active member of the Durkeeville  Historical Society for 14 years and has Served as president since 2011.  He has champion the recognition and development of the “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing Park”, the birth site of the James Weldon & John Rosamond Johnson. His commitment is to preserve and protect Afro-American history in the Jacksonville area.

Ms. Pamela Singleton







Vice-President, Durkeeville Historical Society Museum

Pamela Singleton is a native of New Jersey with deep roots in the Durkeeville community. Her mother and father both grew up in the Durkeeville housing project and Durkee Gardens, and attended Stanton High School. She is the granddaughter of Charlie "Hoss" Singleton, a prominent songwriter and founder of the "April Follies". In 2005, she was introduced to the Durkeeville Historical Society by her father, who was a board member at the time. She developed a passion for the community and its people, and telling the story of this great community. She is a graduate of the State University of New York, and holds a full-time position in the finance industry. Preserving,  archiving and telling the history of Jacksonville is a  her great passion .

Ms. Barbara Richardson
Secretary, Durkeeville Historical Society Museum

Barbara Richardson is a retired Registered Nurse  and a lover of history local and worldwide. She has been a volunteer with the Durkeeville Historical Society since 2003  an a Board member for five years. Ms Richarddson is currently serving as financial secretary 





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