FLOR500, Garden 268 Joseph Clark. Civic Leader (1859–?) Joseph Clark is regarded as the Founding Father of Eatonville, Florida, the oldest incorporated African American town in the United States. Clark and other town leaders bought land from local white landowners and resold the land with payment installments to African Americans, allowing them to become landowners in the late 19th century. He served as the second Mayor of Eatonville, owner of the general store and the postmaster.
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Joseph Clark, Civic Leader  

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Joseph Clark, Civic Leader 

(1859–?)

Joseph Clark is regarded as the Founding Father of Eatonville, Florida, the oldest incorporated African American town in the United States. Clark and other town leaders bought land from local white landowners and resold the land with payment installments to African Americans, allowing them to become landowners in the late 19th century. He served as the second Mayor of Eatonville, owner of the general store and the postmaster.





 




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