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Born and raised in Jacksonville, Lloyd Washington loves local Black History. Starting as a member in 2008, he became President of the Durkeeville Historical Society in 2011. He has championed the recognition and development of the “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing Park”, nearby the birth site of the James Weldon & John Rosamond Johnson.
Throughout his career of service, Lloyd served on the Board of Directors of the Jacksonville Housing Partnership, the Weed and Seed program and Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Council. For 16 years, he was Community President of the Grand Park Community Association.
His commitment is to preserve and protect Black history in the Jacksonville area.
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Pamela Singleton is a New Jersey native with deep roots in the Durkeeville community. Her parents grew up in Durkeeville and attended Stanton High School. She is the granddaughter of Grammy Awarded Artist, Charlie "Hoss" Singleton; a prominent songwriter and founder of the "April Follies". In 2005, Pamela began working with the Durkeeville Historical Society at the suggestion of her father. She is a graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY), and holds a full-time position in the finance industry. Her passion if preserving, archiving and telling the history of Jacksonville.
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Barbara Richardson is a retired Registered Nurse and a lover of history local and worldwide. Beginning in 2003, Barbara volunteered at the center for over a decade before becoming a Board Member in 2017. Presently, Barbara serves as the Financial Secretary of the Durkeeville Historical Society and Museum.
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The Durkeeville Historical Society & Museum is maintained by a small and dedicated group of executives, board members, interns, and volunteers.
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Bachelor of Science in Communications
As a Communications intern, Brandon King is responsible for assisting with public relations, social media, photography, and video production. Brandon joined the Durkeeville Historical Society in May 2023, bring years of media production experience to this museum and archive.
Listed in Order of Time Served
Boston University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medical Science - Psychiatry
Internship Tenure: 2008 - 2013
University of Alabama
Master of Library Science and Information
Internship Tenure: 2019 - 2023
University of North Florida
Master of Public Administration
Internship Tenure: 2022 - 2023
Florida Gulf Coast University
Bachelor of Arts in Marketing
Internship Tenure: 2018 - 2019
FOUNDING DHS MEMBERS
Standing (Left to Right): Paul Tutwiler, Sallye Dennis Edgar Williams, Bruce Seldon, Marian Kelly, Nelson Grant, Omega Allen, Celia Miller, Rodell Roberts - President
Seated (Left to Right): Clarice Street, Louvenia Solomon, Elvira Brown, Willie Mae Reed, Sarah Williams, Willie D. Lucas, Dolores Sapp