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SOULS TO THE POLLS

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.

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Black History Makers 2022

Dr. Oswald P. Bronson
John H. Dickerson
George W. Engram SR
Chief Faircloth
Rabie J. Gainous Jr
Thaddeus S. Gooden
Dufferin Harris
Joseph Harris
8_Edward Hayes
Dr. Charles Hendricks
Dr.Cleo S. Higgins
Senorita Locklear
Rev. Rudolph Gonzalez “Bunky” Matthews
Turie T. Small
George Thayer

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. 

The Mission

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This is the second annual Black History Banner Project and we see a collaboration for this project with the City to be for many years to come.  

This year the City of Daytona Beach has partnered with the Midtown Community Development Corporation again to recognize 16 Black pioneers with street banners in February that will be displayed on International Speedway Boulevard from Nova Road to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Pioneers being recognized include:

  • Dr. Oswald P. Bronson

  • John H. Dickerson

  • George W. Engram Sr.

  • Theodore Roosevelt “Chief” Faircloth

  • Rabie J. Gainous Jr. 

  • Thaddeus S. Gooden

  • Dufferin Harris 

  • Joseph Harris

  • Edward H. “Creamy” Hayes Jr. 

  • Dr. Charles M. Hendricks

  • Dr. Cleo S. Higgins

  • Senorita Locklear 

  • Rev. Rudolph Gonzalez “Bunky” Matthews

  • Turie T. Small

  • George Thayer

  • John Tolliver

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.

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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.