Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs was the first African American to serve on the Florida Cabinet when he was chosen as Secretary of State in 1868 by Governor Harrison Reed. As superintendent of public instruction in 1873, he established the state's first public school system. #blackhistorymonth
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  • floridahousedcJonathan Clarkson Gibbs was the first African American to serve on the Florida Cabinet when he was chosen as Secretary of State in 1868 by Governor Harrison Reed. As superintendent of public instruction in 1873, he established the state's first public school system. #blackhistorymonth

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