Jacksonville's early black architects

Modern Cities highlights the forgotten story of early Jacksonville's black architects. The presentation by Ennis Davis, AICP took place on February 15, 2020 at the Durkeeville Historical Society. Read More

Jacksonville's Southern rock graves

Jacksonville, the birthplace of Southern rock, is also the final resting place of many who defined the genre. Photographer Chris Soldt takes a tour of Jacksonville's Southern rock graves. Read More

The history of 'Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing'

On February 12, 1900, James Weldon Johnson's song 'Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing' was sung for the first time by a choir of Jacksonville children for a celebration of Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Here's the story of the song known as America's black national anthem. Read More

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