Uncovering Jax is a project of the University of North Florida, the Florida Times-Union and an advisory board of interested community members. The content was created by University of North Florida Department of Communication students after consultation with the advisory board regarding important stories from Jacksonville’s history that had seldom been heard.
To foster a strong and vibrant community in which all cultures are recognized, understood, respected and celebrated as valuate contributors to Jacksonville’s collective identity.
To share with our community the stories of freedom and equality, injustice and struggle, loss and achievement, and courage and triumph of people who have been underrepresented in Jacksonville’s historical narrative.
We place heavy emphasis on the values of fundamental human dignity, interpersonal and cultural respect, embracing and celebrating cultural diversity, and a commitment to a noble pursuit of working together for the common good of the entire community.
Statement of Purpose
To educate our community about our rich cultural history in order to help inspire a pervasive environment of mutual respect and cooperation for all Jacksonville residents, regardless of culture.
Paula Horvath, University of North Florida faculty and Florida Times-Union Editorial Writer
Frank Goodin, University of North Florida faculty
Nataliya Roman, University of North Florida faculty
Dee Ott-Colvin, University of North Florida faculty
Mike Clark, Florida Times-Union Editorial Page Editor
Roger Brown, Florida Times-Union Editorial Writer
Ennis Davis, urban planner, Ghyabi & Associates, and founder of MetroJacksonville
Denise Reagan, senior PR manager, Brunet-Garcia Advertising
Alan Bliss, president, Jacksonville Historical Society and adjunct professor, University of North Florida
Lloyd Washington, president, Durkeeville Historical Society and J.P. Small Ballpark
Adonnica Tolar, museum administrator, Ritz Theatre and Museum
Joel McEachin, former historic preservationist, City of Jacksonville
Katie Mitura, vice president, Marketing and Communications at Visit Jacksonville
Adrienne Burke, assistant director, Nassau County Planning and Economic Development Department (FL)
Maria Hane, president, Museum of Science & History Paul Bourcier, curator, Museum of Science & History
Ad Hoc Members
Jake Gordon, CEO at Downtown Vision Inc.
John Parmelee, department chair, Department of Communication, University of North Florida
Ken Thomas, Department of Communication, University of North Florida
Jennifer Wilson Graham
Mark WrayAustin Bingham