“I was born in a Negro town. I do not mean by that the black back-side of an average town. Eatonville, Florida, is, and was at the time of my birth, a pure Negro town — charter, mayor, council, town marshall and all. It was not the first Negro community in America, but it was the first to be incorporated, the first attempt at organized self-government on the part of Negroes in America.”
Ultimately, our organization’s goal is to ensure that as long as the United States of America exists, Historic Eatonville will exist as a vibrant community, representing the history and heritage of people of African ancestry.
Pride of Heritage
The Town of Eatonville, located approximately ten miles northeast of Downtown Orlando, is known around the world –because of Zora Neale Hurston
Recognizing that Eatonville’s children must
achieve educational excellence if the Town is to survive and thrive, P.E.C. has made a
“America’s Longest Running Arts & Humanities Festival Celebrating the Cultural Contributions of People of African Ancestry Throughout the Diaspora”