Ray Charles delivering a speech after being inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in Tallahassee, Florida.

Ray Charles delivering a speech after being inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in Tallahassee, Florida.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/103272
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Title

  • Ray Charles delivering a speech after being inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in Tallahassee, Florida.

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  • DND0677

Year

  • 1992

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General Note

  • Standing next to Ray Charles is the Florida Secretary of State Jim Smith.

    Biography Note

  • Photographer Donn Dughi was born on July 9, 1932, in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, and grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. He attended St. Petersburg Junior College and the University of Florida and graduated from Florida State University. In addition to his academic career, he served three years in the Marines, 16 months of which were spent as a rifleman in Korea. From 1963 to 1970, he served WCTV behind the camera and spent much of his time shooting scenes from the Florida State Capitol for the station's coverage of the legislature. In 1970, Dughi joined UPI as the photographer for its Tallahassee bureau. He worked for UPI until 1991, when he joined the Associated Press for a year after UPI ended operations in Tallahassee. In 1992, Dughi took a position with the Florida House of Representatives as its photographer. He worked for the House for nine years and retired in 2001. Donn Dughi died on April 6, 2005.

  • Biography Note

  • An exceptionally talented musician and performer who grew up in Florida, Ray Charles has been called "the genius of soul" and was considered a living legend in the world of modern music. Charles began to play at the age of five and attended the St. Augustine School for the Deaf and the Blind where he received musical training. In the course of his illustrious career he was the winner of eleven Grammys.

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Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - col. - 35 mm.

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