EYESEEIMAGES Captures Tenth Anniversary
BY VALADA FLEWELLYN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Photo Cutline 1: From L-R: Fairolyn Livingston, Chief Historian, Curator, Mary Daniels, Docent, Curator, Ivette Garcia, supporter, Peter Schreyer, Founder, Toni Peck, Crealde Board President. Barbara Chandler, Heritage Center, Manager, Valada Flewellyn, Event Chair, Marie Adkins, Duke University student. Photo Credits EYESEEIMAGES
Photo Cutline 2: Hannibal Square Heroes surround Hero, Ret Master Sgt. Richard Robert Hall, Tushkee Airman. A Statue of Hall stands on the porch of the Heritage Center. Photo Credits EYESEEIMAGES
Peter Schreyer’s photographs and Fairolyn Livingston’s historic research form the nucleus of what is now “The Hannibal Square Collection”.
The Honorees were given personalized hand-crafted bowls made by Jan Hurt, Crealde artist. The Honorees were given lovely sashes made from African fabric brought by Barbara Chandler during her recent visit to The Motherland.
The Hannibal Square Heroes are: Climmie L. Boyer Jr., Scholar and professional educator, Dr. James Buchanan Boyer, Singer, musician and educator, Dr. Horace Clarence Boyer, Singer, musician and educator, Copeland Hurley Davis, Jazz pianist and composer, Dr. Clyde Woodrow Hall, Academic administrator and author, Ret. Chief Master Sargeant Richard Robert Hall Jr., Member of Tuskegee Airmen, Dr. Barbara Jenkins, Superintendent of Orange County Public Schools, David Lee Oliver, Professional musician and recording artist, Windell Paige, Businessman and consultant in field of diversity, Wendell Sconiers, Sr., Career executive in Fortune 500 corporation, Joyce Moore Swain, Ground-breaking career woman, Clara Davis Warren, Philanthropist and nonprofit executive director, Dr. Minnie Boyer Woodruff, Educator, academic administrator and author, and Marvin C. Zanders, Entrepreneur in funeral business.
On Saturday, May 13th, the celebration continued with a panel discussion where four “Hannibal Square Heroes” convened at the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church to speak about “Growing Up in Winter Park: 1924-1980”.
About the Hannibal Square Heritage Center - The Hannibal Square Heritage Center is a unique cultural experience preserving the history of a community as told by its members. The Center was established by Crealde School of Arts in partnership with the City of Winter Park Redevelopment Agency. The Center pays tribute to the past, present and future contributions of Winter Parks’ African American Community, Hannibal Square. The Heritage Center weaves the once hidden African American stories into the history of the City of Winter Park and preserves that history in photographs and stories through its permanent exhibit, “The Heritage Collection”. The Center hosts visiting exhibits, classes and programs.