Month: April 2023

Te-Erika Patterson

The Micanopy Negro School

Although the 1896 “separate but equal” racial segregation doctrine upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court ordered that there must be equal facilities for both races, Micanopy Elementary School was anything but equal

Not Just Another Country Preacher

As a young man growing up in Flemington, Leroy S. Chandler used to ride his bicycle nine miles to Micanopy.

Who was the Haynes Memorial Cemetery in Micanopy named after?

The Haynes Memorial Cemetery in Micanopy, Florida was named after Irving H. Haines. Irving was the grave digger who maintained both the Haynes Memorial Cemetery (formerly known as the Colored Cemetery) and the Micanopy Historical Cemetery

Mattie Lou Sutton

Mattie Lou Sutton Harris

Mattie Lou Sutton Harris was born in Micanopy at home, delivered by a mid-wife. The year was 1941, the same.

Micanopy Is Home – Carrie Herring

Carrie's grandparents Mamie and Hilary moved her family to Micanopy, Florida around 1918 just after her mother Carrie Bell was born.

Micanopy FLorida

Why Are the Cemeteries in Micanopy Segregated?

Are the cemeteries in Micanopy segregated? Not in the - we still believe in separation of the races- kind of way.

The Flournoy Family

Otis and Luella Flournoy began their family in 1940 and that union produced eight children; Odessa, Lucille, Otis, Charlie, Beulah, Orian, Joyce and Melvin.

Black Micanopy Marshal Shot Dead & Forgotten

A bloody double tragedy occurred in the town of Micanopy, not far from Gainesville, in which two men lost their lives from a quarrel over five cents.