Posted By Jose Ulfe,
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Garden location: 10333 SW 76th Street, Miami FL
dedicating this garden at Kendalltown to George E. Edgecomb. This man was an
important Floridian because he was the first African American Assistant State
Attorney, and in 1973, became the county’s first African American Circuit
Judge. He lived in Tampa, where his legal career was a success. In a time when
white males dominated all aspect of legal and political careers, George made
his way up the ladder.
died at the age of 33, in 1976. This is another reason to dedicate this garden
to him. He did so much as an African American, as a person in general and he
was so young. Unfortunately his life ended early because he had so much
potential to continue making his way up in the legal world.
is our first African American president and he was elected in the year 2008.
African Americans have gained equal rights and opportunities in this country
thanks to early pioneers like George. People who wanted to chase their goals
when they have a lot of struggles ahead deserve credit.
garden will reside in Kendalltown where there aren’t many gardens at all. I’m going
to take care of it for others to see and acknowledge. My goal is that it will
gain attention so that others may be encouraged to plant gardens alongside it.
I’m hoping to lead the way in an effort to make the location more beautiful
with nature. George led the way in his own right, and I’m hoping to do
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