Newtown Alive: Courage, Dignity, Determination


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Newtown Alive: Courage, Dignity, Determination chronicles the history of Sarasota, Florida’s African American community — Newtown — that celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2014. It answers questions about many aspects of community life: why the earliest African Americans who came to Sarasota, then a tiny fishing village, first settled in areas near downtown called "Black Bottom" and "over town;" their transition from there to Newtown and how they developed Newtown from swampland into a self-contained community to ensure their own survival during the Jim Crow era.

Paperback; 266 pages