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January 03, 2020 03:31 PM

Patrick Carter spent most of his childhood in Newtown, one of the first African American communities in Sarasota. He left to play college football at...


January 03, 2020 01:00 PM

La'Tiara Love recently moved to the Newtown as she was looking for a predominantly African American community to live in. As part of our Telling Tampa...


December 30, 2019 10:00 AM

Newtown resident Johnny Hunter grew up in the Sarasota community and plans to spend the rest of his life there. He left the area for a while, but...


December 26, 2019 10:00 AM

Fredd Atkins grew up in Sarasota’s Newtown neighborhood during segregation. He went on to become the city’s first African American mayor in the 1980’s,...


December 24, 2019 10:00 AM

In 1963, Thomas Clyburn was summoned to the principal's office at Sarasota's Booker High School. He thought he was in trouble - instead, he was being...


December 23, 2019 12:15 AM

Newtown is one of the first African American neighborhoods in Sarasota, and the people who live there want to make sure its importance isn’t lost to...