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Bethune Cookman University Students go to the polls to vote.  Voting drive was sponsored by the Midtown Community Development Corporation (MCDC), Daytona Beach Branch NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and the Volusia County African American Leadership Council (VCAALC).

Images captured by Duane C. Fernandez, Sr. of Hardnotts Photography LLC.

Black History Makers 2023

In the 3rd annual Black History Makers event, the MCDC and City of Daytona Beach have once again partnered to recognize Black History Makers.

  • Rev. Carl F. Brinkley

  • Mrs. Julia Mae Troutman Cherry 

  • Mr. James F. Daniels

  • Mr. Vernon L. Echols

  • Mrs. Jennie Mae Fudge

  • Mr. James Griffen Greene

  • Mrs. Josie Queen James 

  • Mr. Earl C. McCrary, II

  • Mr. Jack "Cy" McClairen 

  • Mrs. Fannie H. Counts McNorton

  • Mr. Andrew J. Moore, Sr. 

  • Mr. Cardy Moten, Sr. 

  • Mr. Ralph A. Singleton, Sr. 

  • Mrs. Daisy Hardy Stocking

  • Mr. Robert K. Wright

  • Mr. Rufus "Buddy" Young, Jr. 

Debuting during the USA's Black History Month, the display of banners is a testament to the enduring strength of Blacks in Volusia County and in America.

The Mission

The mission of the Midtown Community Development Corporation is to aggressively pursue development and revitalization opportunities within Zone 6 and the Community of Daytona Beach, Florida at-large. 

To maintain a mission of Social Justice: To protect the rights of residents by raising the awareness of economic development and employment (income gap), housing, voting rights, healthcare, education, law enforcement and criminal justice, and closing the digital divide through basic principles of equality, access, resources, and participation. 


To enhance the ability for youth and young adults to garner a quality education by assisting in ways of Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM), career and technical education, digital divide for families, literacy building and recreational activities.

Black History Makers 2023

We're Weeding Out


At the MCDC, we are closing gaps in Zone 6, helping residents plant the seeds and reap the harvests for better, sustainable futures.

Get to Know Us

We are individuals who are passionate about our community, its viability, sustainability, and self-reliability.  We share a goal:  to see a thriving Zone 6 and City of Daytona Beach.

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