In secret, behind locked gates, the former City Manager of our Nation's Oldest City dumped solid waste in our Old City Reservoir. He emitted raw sewage in our San Sebastian River. Citizens exposed environmental racism and pollution. Our new leaders now listen. We're transforming our City. This is advanced citizenship. Please continue to ask questions and make disclosures. Demand answers. Expect democracy. Help us achieve a St. Augustine National Park and Seashore.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
IN HAEC VERBA: Ex-Mayor GEORGE GARDNER's city-funded "St. Augustine Report": Correction: Dr. Eaton 1930-2004
Correction: Dr. Eaton 1930 - 2004
The St. Augustine Report regrets its error in not checking thoroughly plans announced at Monday's City Commission meeting to ask Dr. James Nathaniel Eaton, founder of the Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center & Museum, to serve on the federal St. Augustine 450th Commemoration Commission. Dr. Eaton, Professor Emeritus of History at Florida A&M University, passed away in 2004 at the age of 74.
He was honored in life as an archivist, curator, and historian, and in death with naming the Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum expansion facility the Meek-Eaton Building in his honor, with his close friend and colleague, former U.S. Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek.
The Report regrets the error in its issue earlier today.