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Hansontown Lies Beneath FSCJ’s Downtown Campus

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Hansontown lies beneath Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Downtown Campus, figuratively and, in part, literally.

When Florida Junior College consolidated its downtown locations into the new Downtown Campus in the late 1970s, it eliminated the last of Hansontown, a century-old neighborhood built for freed slaves and former U.S. Colored Troops.

Some FSCJ leaders now espouse views on urbanism much like those the college abandoned by building Downtown Campus.

New Story: A Magnolia Tree and the Need for Student Mental Health Services


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Imogen Cunningham's magnolia

“Magnolia Blossom,” by Imogen Cunningham, circa 1925, courtesy Museum of Modern Art, New York

She took pills for Bipolar Depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Auditory Processing Disorder: “Those are the main ones.”

“I stand in front of the magnolia,” she said in a monotone.