FLOR500, Garden 176 Rhoda Martin, Community Leader (1832–1948) Rhoda Martin was born in Live Oak and moved to Jacksonville Beach. In 1905, she helped to establish Saint Andrew African Methodist Episcopal Church. For a time the church actually met in her home, as did other African American congregations in the area. She also founded a school for African American children, and classes were held in her home until the county built in a school in 1939.
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Rhoda Martin, Community Leader

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Rhoda Martin, Community Leader

(1832–1948)

Rhoda Martin was born in Live Oak and moved to Jacksonville Beach. In 1905, she helped to establish Saint Andrew African Methodist Episcopal Church. For a time the church actually met in her home, as did other African American congregations in the area. She also founded a school for African American children, and classes were held in her home until the county built in a school in 1939.





 




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