ABOUT P.E.C.

OUR VISION

To make Eatonville an internationally recognized cultural tourism destination for the arts and culture throughout the African Diaspora, with special emphasis on the multi-disciplines as represented by the life and work of Zora Neale Hurston

OUR MISSION

To enhance the resources of Eatonville, Florida, popularly known as “the oldest incorporated African-American municipality in the United States” and the hometown of writer, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston; to educate the public about Eatonville’s historic significance; and to use the community’s heritage and cultural vibrancy for its economic development

LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF P.E.C.

Download this extended essay by Gramond McPherson. 

About Gramond McPherson 

In 2017, Gramond McPherson was a second-year master’s student in the Department of History at the University of Central Florida.  He graduated from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in history in 2014.  He concentrates on black urban history in the United States, particularly in the South.  His work focuses on studying minority communities and their resistance to various infrastructural changes that threaten their community.  He ultimately aspires to obtain his Ph.D. degree and teach American history at the university level.

MEET THE GOVERNING BOARD

OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

Winfred Chad McKendrick

Primerica Regional VP
Member since 2009

VICE PRESIDENT

Tadayuki (Tad) Hara, Ph.D.

UCF, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Member since 2009

TREASURER

Joshua Smith-Benson, PharmD.

Walgreens
Member since 2015

SECRETARY

Rasheeda
Garricks, MBA

R.G. Smith &
Associates, LLC
Member since 2019

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Marie-José François, M.D.

Center for Multicultural Wellness
& Prevention, Inc.
Member since 2009

MEMBERS

John W. Beacham

Red Bud Landscaping
& Irrigation, Inc.
Member since 2019

Ava K. Doppelt, Esq.

Allen, Dyer, Doppelt +
Gilchrist, P.A.
Member since 1992

Harietta Finley White

U.S. Postal Service
Member since 2015

Thomas S. Kornegay

TeKontrol, Inc.
Member since 2009

Reginald Lewis

ClaDom Enterprises, LLC
Member since 2019

Reginald B. McGill

City of Orlando
Office of the Mayor
Member since 2000

Jenneil Ross

Dajen Eats Cafe and Creamery
Member since 2019

STAFF

N.Y. Nathiri

Executive Director

Professor
Lonnie Graham

Resident Curator
Zora Neale Hurston™
National Museum of Fine Arts

Alice M. Grant

Manager, Excellence Without Excuse (E-WE)
Community Computer Arts
Lab & Learning Center

Rajkumarie Bergalowski

Bookkeeper

Cynthia Haywood

Museum &
Administrative Assistance

P.E.C.’s 2019

FORM 990

CHECK OUT OUR PROFILE ON THE CENTRAL FLORIDA FOUNDATION NON-PROFIT DATABASE.

P.E.C. NEEDS YOU.