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Polk County Historical Commission member Jan Parham visits the History Center to explore some of the guide’s features, which include the early black settlements of Pughsville and Florence Villa, local athletes, judges and soldiers.

Black History Month Featured at Polk History Center

February is Black History Month, and it is a great time to visit the Polk County History Center to celebrate and learn about the vital contributions made by Polk’s black population to the early development of the county.

Angelina Regalado, a sixth grade student from Citrus Ridge Academy, looks back and smiles following her essay presentation at the 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Challenge and Dinner Celebration.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest Winners Announced

The inspiration and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continues to live on in the hearts and minds of Polk County students who entered this year’s annual essay challenge.

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