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Jacksonville Legacy Series

The Jacksonville Legacy Series is a non-profit initiative, created by Leadership Jacksonville, to document and preserve the thoughts and ideas of the region’s most prominent leaders who have positively impacted the First Coast community.

Produced by Lindsey Films, the ongoing series of video conversations with Jacksonville leaders will air on WJCT. After each installment of the series premieres on WJCT, it will be available for viewing on the WJCT website, Leadership Jacksonville’s website, and YouTube Channel.

Our Legacy Leaders

  • Dr. Frances B. Kinne
    Dr. Frances B. Kinne
  • Alton Yates
    Alton W. Yates
  • Fred Schultz
    The Honorable Frederick H. Schultz
  • Bob Shircliff
    Robert T. Shircliff
  • Delores Barr Weaver
    Delores Barr Weaver
  • The Honorable Jake Godbold
    The Honorable Jake Godbold
  • Lessons in Leadership
    Lessons in Leadership

The first video in the series, funded by Jacksonville University, featured Jacksonville University’s Dr. Frances B. Kinne, the first woman president of a Florida university. It first aired on WJCT in November, 2012. The focus of the second video in the series was Alton W. Yates, community leader and civil rights activist. It first aired on WJCT in February, 2013.  The third video, a special tribute to The Honorable Frederick H. Schultz, was made possible by funds from a grant from The Schultz Foundation and first aired in April, 2013.  Robert T. Shircliff, successful business, civic, philanthropic, religious, and volunteer leader in Jacksonville, was featured in the fourth video that first aired on WJCT in October, 2013.  The fifth video episode featuring Delores Barr Weaver, local philanthropist and champion for the disadvantaged, began airing on WJCT in January, 2014. The latest video highlights the political career of The Honorable Jake Godbold, mayor of Jacksonville from 1978-1987, and this episode first aired in September, 2014.

The project is supported financially through fundraising initiatives led by Leadership Jacksonville. Ongoing funding and support is necessary for the creation of this series to continue. Individuals, businesses and organizations in the city are encouraged to step forward to fund the series, an endowment to the city and an ongoing dialogue to educate, inspire and inform generations of future city leaders.

To donate to the Jacksonville Legacy Series, click here.

For more information about the project, contact Jill Langford Dame at (904) 396-6263 or

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- Dr. Barbara Darby LJ’ 93