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St. Petersburg

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  2. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis looks on during a news conference in Hialeah on Tuesday. At another stop in Fort Pierce on Thursday, he said he plans to take the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine once his age group is eligible.
  3. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis answers questions during a news conference in January. On Thursday, he spoke to reporters in Jacksonville, saying expanded access to coronavirus vaccines is coming.
  4. Terri Lipsey Scott, a former city employee, is the executive director at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg.
  5. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference Wednesday in Hernando County, where he again defended prioritizing seniors for vaccines and did not share specifics on who will get shots next.
  6. Bessie Coleman was the first African American Aviator of Record. She received her pilot's license in 1921 and died in an accident in Jacksonville in 1926.
  7. City Council member and mayoral candidate Darden Rice, who championed the city's 2017 campaign finance ordinance, has still managed to raise a large sum of money for her political committee, Friends of Darden Rice.
  8. Fallen Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael J. Magli’s wife Stephanie Magli is comforted during his funeral services on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at the Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz.
  9. Joseph Bethune, 62 of St. Petersburg raises his fist while observing the newly installed marker at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street and Second Ave South on Tuesday morning. 

On Nov. 12, 1914, John Evans a black laborer from Dunnellon was condemned by a secret council of 15 of St. Petersburg’s most influential citizens. He was then turned over to a mob of 1500 white residents and murdered. The location is where a mob hung and shot Evans, then sold postcards of the gruesome murder. 

The mission of the Pinellas Remembers Community Remembrance Project Coalition(CRPC) is to bear witness to the legacy of racial terror, epitomized by lynchings in America.
  10. William Green, 32, faces two counts of aggravated child abuse with great bodily harm in connection with injuries to a 5-year-old girl in his care.
  11. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is silhouetted as he speaks to the media while residents line up at a coronavirus vaccination site in the Lakewood Ranch area earlier this month.
  12. A teacher works with students at Apollo Beach Elementary in Hillsborough County while everyone wears masks. Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that teachers and law enforcement officers who are 50 and older will get access to vaccines next, but he did not go into detail.
  13. Beverly Ackah, 25, and Franklin Okomba, 31, both visiting from Seattle, enjoy a walk along St. Pete Beach on Tuesday.
  14. Gwendolyn Reese, 71, president of the African American Heritage Association and a lifelong resident of St. Petersburg, poses near the intersection where, on Nov. 12, 1914, the public lynching of John Evans occurred. On Feb. 23, 2021, a memorial will be placed near the site.
  15. Jasmine Brown, 30, photographs her niece and nephew Tekeria Hendersen, 9, and Messiah Hart, 1, at the Saint Pete Yard Cards booth at St. Petersburg's eighth annual Localtopia at Williams Park on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.
  16. St. Petersburg officials chose a partnership between Third Lake Partners and Echelon to purchase and redevelop the existing Municipal Services Center on Central Avenue and Fourth Street and build a new one several blocks away.
  17. Fans dance and cheer in the crowd as Zion I, The Grouch and Eligh perform on the main stage at the 2017 Reggae Rise Up Festival at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg.
  18. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, seen here before Tropicana Field last month, gave his final State of the City address on Friday.
  19. Elijah Sowers was arrested in Illinois in December. He worked at Bayside Sports Academy as an instructor for two tumbling courses for a year and a half, the gym's owner said.
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  21. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks the media at a coronavirus vaccination site at Lakewood Ranch Wednesday. He appeared Thursday in Pinellas Park, announcing that Pinellas County will get 8,000 additional doses to up the percentage of seniors vaccinated.
  22. Rep. Chris Latvala, R-Clearwater, chairs the House Education and Employment committee.
  23. St. Petersburg is looking to hire a consultant to help it negotiate with the Tampa Bay Rays.
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