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Metro Jacksonville was established nine years ago with mission to increase public awareness about Jacksonville's unique past, as well as serve as a platform for discussion of important issues facing the community we love and call home.
Metro Jacksonville invites you to The BookMark at Beaches Town Center between 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 28th to celebrate our fourth published book highlighting the development, culture, and growth of the city after World War II.
Written by Metro Jacksonville co-founder Ennis Armon Davis, Images of Modern America: Jacksonville explores the city's transformation into the largest-by-land area, in the contiguous United States, with color images of significant events in the city's history since 1950. Like many of the country's older cities, Jacksonville suffered from the negative impacts of rapid urban sprawl after World War II. Amid a declining tax base, public schools losing their accreditation, and government corruption scandals, Jacksonville voters approved a referendum to consolidate the struggling city with Duval County to create the "Bold New City of the South." These changes, along with many others, have continued to guide this Southern metropolis into the 21st century.
Using postcards, photographs from personal collections, and images from various state and local sources, Davis takes readers on an iconic journey through the evolution of Jacksonville from a stagnant postwar community to a 21st-century metropolis. Davis is an urban planner intimately involved with the revitalization of Jacksonville's central city since 2003. Davis has also written Reclaiming Jacksonville and Cohens: The Big Store for History Press.
The Images of Modern America: Jacksonville reception and book signing will begin at 6:00 p.m. with Ennis Davis providing an overview of Jacksonville's late 20th century transformation.
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* When: Saturday, November 28th
* Meet the Author: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
* Where: The BookMark
* Address: 220 First Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266
CELEBRATE “SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY/INDIES FIRST” AT THE BOOKMARK. KICK OFF YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE ... AND MEET AUTHORS THROUGHOUT THE DAY
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