Cunningham Funeral Home Records
Scope and Content
Part of the collection's significance is due to the fact that, until the 1970s, the only comprehensive listing of African-American communities in any Florida county is found in morticians' records. For instance, if a researcher wants to know where African-American churches and schools were located, that information can be found in the records. Morticians have been - and continue to be - the means of knowing what was happening in the community: they knew everyone, and they could give directions to houses in obscure locations. They were truly the heart of the community.
- 1950 - 1994
- Cunningham Funeral Home. (Organization)
James Cunningham, who died in 1985, served as the first Black city commissioner in Marion County for ten years. The James Cunningham Highway in Ocala was named in his honor.
6 Linear Feet (21 boxes)
Language of Materials
Alternative Format Available
- A Guide to the Cunningham Funeral Home Records
- Finding aid created by Matt Kruse
- March 2020
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
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- Description is written in English.
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