Alpha Omega M.D.
– Tallahassee Florida
|City of Tallahassee|
Top, Left to Right: Tallahassee Skyline, Florida Capitol Buildings, Unconquered statue of Osceola and Renegade at FSU, FAMU’s Marching 100, Old St. Augustine Canopy Road, and Cascades Park
|Motto: “Florida’s Capital City”|
Location in Leon County and the state of Florida
|• Mayor||Andrew Gillum|
|• Total||103.5 sq mi (268 km2)|
|• Land||100.3 sq mi (260 km2)|
|• Water||3.2 sq mi (8 km2)|
|Elevation||203 ft (62 m)|
|• Estimate (2014)||188,107|
|• Rank||126th, U.S.|
|• Density||1,809.3/sq mi (698.6/km2)|
|• Urban||240,223 (153rd)|
|• Metro||375,751 (140th)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0308416|
Tallahassee /ˌtæləˈhæsi/ is the capital of the U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Leon County, and is the 126th largest city in the United States. Tallahassee became the capital of Florida, then the Florida Territory, in 1824. In 2010, the population was 181,376, and the Tallahassee metropolitan area is 375,751 as of 2014. Tallahassee is the largest city in the Northwest Florida region.
Tallahassee is home to Florida State University, ranked the nation’s forty-third best public university by U.S. News & World Report. It is also home to the Florida A&M University, one of the country’s largest historically black university by total enrollment. Tallahassee Community College is a large community college which serves mainly as a feeder school to both Florida State University and Florida A&M University. Tallahassee qualifies as significant college town with a student population exceeding 70,000.
Tallahassee is a center for trade and agriculture in the Big Bend (Florida) region and Southwest Georgia and is served by Tallahassee International Airport and Interstate 10. As a capital city, Tallahassee is home to the Florida State Capitol, Supreme Court of Florida, Florida Governor’s Mansion, and nearly 30 state agency headquarters. The city is also known for its large number of law firms, lobbying organizations, trade associations and professional associations, including the Florida Bar and the Florida Chamber of Commerce. It is also a recognized regional center for scientific research, and home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.
Alpha Omega M.D.
People, Places, Things
DOCTOR ALPHA OMEGA CAMPBELL
MAGGIE LOU CAMPBELL
ALPHA CAMPBELL (Mizzel) – #1 Campbell daughter
LAURA BELL CAMPBELL (McLoud) – #2 Campbell daughter
ZILLAH CAMPBELL (Shirley) – #3 Campbell daughter
FRANKLIN MCLOUD (LAURA BELL)
R. WORTH MOORE – A.O. Campbell attorney
GEORGE LEWIS – Lewis State Bank
Frank Lightfoot – Starke Prison Guard
Warden Hayes – Starke Prison Warden
Charles Wilson – Capital Plaza Hotel
Samuel Goldblatt III – Holiday Inn Hotel Founder
Vaughn Mizzel (Alpha husband)
Bill Shirley (Zillah husband)
Lettie Golden – Campbell nurse, family friend
Reverend Bill Johnson – Pastor Faith Resurrection Baptist Church
Places & Things:
FLORIDA STATE PRISON AT STARKE FLORIDA
LEWIS STATE BANK
“THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A BLACK SOUTHERN DOCTOR is a book that I worked on from 1995 to 2006. It is Hi Fi (historical fiction) that runs from 1896 to 1959. Alpha Omega Campbell M.D. was a real man who began practicing medicine in Tallahassee Florida in 1913.
“And though the man was real (b. 1889 d. 1977) I use his life as a framework for recounting the turn-of-the-century past, all the way thru to his trial for manslaughter in the death of a girl he treated at his clinic. Most all the direct scenes concerning the doctor were real, but I take the events along the way and shape them in a refreshing way. No one else writes Hi Fi (Historical Fiction) like I do.
“Beginning in March 2-19 I will be posting the book, which has been published and available in print (ISBN 978-1-4691-9018), much like the way I posted CONSTANCE CARAWAY IN 2018, . Feel free to ask questions of me as you read. When you see a book laid out in blocks/scenes, you are able to digest it ONE DAY AT A TIME.”