Florida Education Association: The Beginning

Florida Education Association: The Beginning (HMQLD)

Location: Defuniak Springs, FL 32435 Walton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 43.033', W 86° 6.962'

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Florida teachers and administrators numbering 700 met here in Chautauqua Hall for a "teachers institute" called the Florida Chautauqua. The meeting was called to order by J.A. Graham, City Superintendent of Schools, Key West, at 12:30 p.m., on Thursday March 4, 1886. The major purpose of the gathering was a short but intensive training period mainly in subject matter fields, for many teachers were mere "grammar school grads." Here was the beginning of the Florida Education Association.

A separate black teachers' association was formed in 1890. On July 1, 1966 the black and white organizations merged. The name Florida Education Association was continued for this combined organization, and in 1975, the work "United" was added when FEA and Florida's American Federation of Teachers merged.

The Florida Education Association has become a symbol of the achievements of the past and an inspiration to those who will promote excellence for Florida's public schools, colleges, and universities in the future.
Year Placed1986
Placed ByWalton County Education Association, Florida Education Association/United, in cooperation with the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 7:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 584638 N 3398596
Decimal Degrees30.71721667, -86.11603333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 43.033', W 86° 6.962'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 43' 1.98" N, 86° 6' 57.72" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-23 Circle Dr, Defuniak Springs FL 32435, US
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