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Remembering a Klan bombing in 1964

Donal Godfrey and Iona King
Tim Gilmore
Jax Psycho Geo
Donal Godfrey and Iona King

Sixty years ago, a house in Murray Hill was bombed. Strangely, the event has largely faded from Jacksonville’s collective memory. A new documentary uncovers the little-known history, focusing on the targeting of a Black- first grader, Donal Godfrey, who had integrated into Lackawanna Elementary School in 1964. The documentary Just Another Bombing chronicles the attack on Godfrey’s family.

If you'd like to attend a screening, Godfrey and his mother, Iona King, will both be in attendance at three upcoming events. Further details can be found here.


  • Hal Jacobs, producer and director of “Just Another Bombing.”
  • Tim Gilmore, author and English professor.

Science Sis

Many STEM programs in schools aim to involve more girls and young women in science and technology. However, a local initiative founded by STEM enthusiast Erica Wille is specifically dedicated to helping young girls of color overcome barriers to enter a field traditionally dominated by white men. The program, called Science Sis, seeks to inspire young girls by showcasing successful women in STEM. Science Sis recently featured Mariah, a second grader from John E. Ford Elementary, who shared her love for STEM and the experiences gained from the program.

Science Sis will be at the Museum of Science and History for Women in STEM night on Feb. 27. If you are interested in attending, you can find more information here.

Funding for entrepreneurs

Mark your calendars for March 8 as the University of North Florida orchestrates an all-day event spotlighting venture capital opportunities specially crafted for female entrepreneurs. PS27, with its focus on providing seed funding and training for early-stage entrepreneurs, strives to make a meaningful impact through classroom initiatives. At the event, six business founders will pitch live on stage for a $250,000 capital investment from PS27.


Christine Caven, director of communications at PS27 and event organizer.

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Kathy Waterman joined WJCT News 89.9 as associate producer after graduating from the University of North Florida with a degree in multimedia journalism. She was previously a production intern on the station's talk shows.